Annelie Ädel - -

Was recently apppointed Professor of English Linguistics at Dalarna University, Sweden, where she is currently busy coordinating the BA/MA degree thesis course and supervising students on their research projects.

Her main research areas include discourse analysis and pragmatics, corpus linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, and learner writing. She takes a keen interest in reflexivity in language, or the metalinguistic function (language about language), which she has studied primarily from the perspective of discourse-analytic features and rhetorical features (such as metadiscourse), but she is also beginning to explore it from the exciting perspective of semantics (metonymy and metaphor). The types of discourse which she has targeted in her work are primarily academic speech and writing, but she has also published on newspaper discourse, political discourse and popular science texts. Of these, the type of discourse which she has studied most extensively is advanced learner writing, in which she has investigated phenomena such as writer-reader interaction, involvement/detachment features and formulaic uses of language.