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Dr Lise Fontaine - HBa (Hons) (York University, Canada), BEd (Nipissing University, Canada), D.E.A. (Universite de Bordeaux, France), PhD (Cardiff University)

Overview

Position: Senior Lecturer Email: FontaineL@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 76324
Extension: 76324
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

Centre for Language and Communication Research

Oct 2013 to Jan 2014: An Advanced Research Residency in Formulaic Language and Lexis

Research Interests

My research interests include systemic functional linguistics (theoretical and applied), complex referring expressions, grammatical structure, and computer-mediated communication.

Selected Publications

(2013) with Tom Bartlett & Gerard O’Grady (eds.) Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(2013) Analysing English Grammar: A Systemic Functional Introduction. Cambridge: CUP.

(2013) with Gerard O’Grady & Tom Bartlett (eds.) Choice in Language: Applications in Text Analysis. London: Equinox.

(2013) Semantic options and complex functions: a recursive view of choice. In Lise Fontaine, Tom Bartlett & Gerard O’Grady (eds.) Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(2013) Choice in contemporary systemic functional theory. In Lise Fontaine, Tom Bartlett & Gerard O’Grady (eds.) Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

(2006) Fontaine, L. Where do "we" fit in? Linguistic Inclusion and Exclusion in a Virtual Community In Beyond Misunderstanding, the linguistic reconstruction of intercultural communication. Kristin Bührig and Jan D. ten Thije (eds.) pp. 319-356, Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company.

(2006) Fontaine, L. REX, a database of Referring EXpressions tagged with both functional and syntactic labels. CD-ROM. Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University.

(2005) Fontaine, L. Une analyse pragmatique des pronoms personnels : Etude d'un discours sur la propagande raciste dans une communauté virtuelle in Linguistic Aspects of the Text of Propaganda. Banks, David (Ed) Harmattan: Paris.

(2005) Fontaine, L. Napoléon dans ses lettres à Joséphine: quand il la traite de ‘Vous' in Linguistic Signs of the Author's Presence, Banks, David (Ed) Paris : Harmattan.

(2004) Fontaine, L. (2004) Textual Challenges in Recursive Email Texts In Text and Texture: Systemic Functional viewpoints on the nature and structure of text, Banks, David (ed) pp. 301-328, Paris : Harmattan.

(2002) Fontaine, L. and Y. Kodratoff (2002) Comparaison du rôle de la progression thématique et de la texture conceptuelle chez des scientifiques anglophones et francophones s'exprimant en Anglais In Asp, La revue du GERAS , n° 37-38, 2002, pp. 59 - 83, Bordeaux, France.

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Publications

 

Research

My research interests include systemic functional linguistics (theoretical and applied), referring expressions, grammatical structure, and computer-mediated communication. My publications have been centred on referring expressions in general. I work primarily on referring expressions, which includes personal reference. These expressions are typically realized as nominal groups in the lexicogrammar and so my research focusses on the unit of the nominal group. I take a multi-disciplinary approach to the problem of how Speakers refer to 'objects'. For me, this includes related fields of linguistics study such as: corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, lexis, lexicogrammar, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

Biography

I am originally from Canada and I completed my undergraduate training in Linguistics at York University in Toronto. I joined the Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) in 2004. Prior to moving to Cardiff, I lived in France and worked at the Université Paris-Dauphine, in Paris and the British Institute in Paris.

Teaching and Administrative responsibilities

I teach modules in grammar and word use and meaning. Functions of Grammar is taught to second students with a focus is on systemic functional grammar. Words and Meaning is a second year module which concentrates on developing students' understanding of words; we explore lexical semantics and relations. Language and the Mind is an introductory module to psycholinguistics.

I am the deputy to the director of studies responsible for years 2 and 3 and also e-learning champion.