Viola Wiegand

Viola Wiegand
University of Birmingham · Centre for Corpus Research

PhD

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Introduction
I am a Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Birmingham. My research interests include the use of corpora in language teaching and learning, corpus linguistics and stylistics, corpus-based discourse analysis, and digital humanities. I have contributed to the development of the CLiC web app for literary texts and my doctoral thesis implemented a corpus linguistic approach to surveillance discourses. I also have an interest in the topic of empowerment in discourses and educational contexts.
Additional affiliations
September 2013 - July 2015
University of Nottingham
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2015 - October 2019
University of Birmingham
Field of study
  • Applied Linguistics
September 2013 - September 2014
University of Nottingham
Field of study
  • Applied Linguistics
September 2010 - June 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Field of study
  • Linguistics

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Publications (16)
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We propose a lexico-grammatical approach to speech in fiction based on the centrality of ‘fictional speech-bundles’ as the key element of fictional talk. To identify fictional speech-bundles, we use three corpora of 19th-century fiction that are available through the corpus stylistic web application CLiC (Corpus Linguistics in Context). We focus on...
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This chapter situates corpus stylistics within wider trends in the digital humanities and emphasises the need for developing tools and visualisation methods tailored to the analysis of literary texts. Using the CLiC web app, the chapter shows how standard corpus linguistic methods can be further developed to better address research questions in lit...
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Wiegand, V. (2018). [Review of the book Keywords in the Press: The New Labour Years by L. Jeffries & B. Walker]. CADAAD Journal, 10(2), 92–95. https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/journals/cadaad/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/05-bookreview102.pdf
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https://www.jbe-platform.com/content/journals/10.1075/ijcl.00004.wie
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Supplementary Materials for Matteo Fuoli, Isobelle Clarke, Viola Wiegand, Hendrik Ziezold, Michaela Mahlberg, Responding Effectively to Customer Feedback on Twitter: A Mixed Methods Study of Webcare Styles, Applied Linguistics, Volume 42, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 569–595, https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amaa046
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Wiegand, V. (2021). Surveillance Contexts in 19th-century British Mental Healthcare: A Study of Adverts in The Times. In N. Brownlees (Ed.), The Role of Context in the Production and Reception of Historical News (pp. 287–311). Peter Lang. ***************************************************************************************** This chapter focuses...
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Wiegand, V. (2021). Surveillance Contexts in 19th-century British Mental Healthcare: A Study of Adverts in The Times. In N. Brownlees (Ed.), The Role of Context in the Production and Reception of Historical News. Bern: Peter Lang. ***************************************************************************************** This chapter focuses on the...
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Revisiting the Toolbox of Discourse Studies presents a wide variety of approaches to discourse analysis, particularly focusing on the relationship between theoretical claims and the employed tools. The nine core chapters are divided into two parts. Part 1 (chap-ters 2–6) covers the central theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches in the...
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Wiegand, V. (2021). Surveillance as a marker of quality and trust: Exploring historical adverts. Babel – The Language Magazine, 34, 40–44.
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Social media offer an unprecedented opportunity for companies to interact more closely with customers and market their products and services. But social media also present reputational risks as negative word-of-mouth can spread more quickly and widely through these platforms than ever before. This study investigates how companies respond to custome...
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Literary stylistics is an applied discipline that draws on a range of linguistic approaches, models and methods to study literary texts. In the digital age, stylistics has benefitted from the availability of digitised versions of literary texts. In this chapter, we deal with the contribution that corpus methods can make to the study of these texts....
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Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture demonstrates the potential of corpus linguistic methods for investigating language patterns across a range of contexts. Organised in three sections, the chapters range from detailed case studies on lexico-grammatical patterns to fundamental discussions of meaning as part of the 'discourse, contexts and cultur...
Thesis
This thesis analyses meaning-making patterns in surveillance discourse using a corpus linguistic approach. As a widespread and contested social issue, surveillance lends itself well to an analysis of meaning in discourse. The thesis puts forward three principles of meaning-making that are explored empirically: (i) meaning evolves with the discourse...
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The use of corpus linguistic techniques and other related mathematical analyses have rarely, if ever, been applied to qualitative data collected from the veterinary field. The aim of this study was to explore the use of a combination of corpus linguistic analyses and mathematical methods to investigate a free-text questionnaire dataset collected fr...

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My PhD research seeks to understand connections in discourse through a corpus linguistic approach. Specifically, I study how the concept of surveillance is represented in different domains of public discourse: academic articles, blog posts and newspaper articles.