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Hidalgo Downing, Laura

Hidalgo Downing, Laura

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Laura Hidalgo-Downing is Associate Professor at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Her research interests include discourse analysis, pragmatics, metaphor and the language of evaluation and stance. She has carried out an MA in the University of Nottingham UK, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Birmingham, UK. She coordinates the UAM research group ‘Language, creativity and identity’, within which she has been the principal researcher of three funded projects between 2008 and 2013. She is the co-editor, of the Special Issue on Metaphorical Creativity Across Modes (Metaphor In the Social World 13:2, 2013) and is the co-author, together with Robert Cockroft, Susan Cockroft and Craig Hamilton, of the third revised edition of Persuading People: An Introduction to Rhetoric (Palgrave, MacMillan, 2014).


Áreas de especialización

Análisis del discurso, pragmática, lingüística funcional, lenguaje figurado.          

Líneas de investigación

Análisis del discurso, pragmática, lenguaje evaluativo, metáfora, multimodalidad.        


Asignaturas impartidas

Lenguas en Contextos Comunicativos I: Semántica y Pragmática del Inglés (Grado en Estudios Ingleses)

Lenguas en Contextos Comunicativos I: Pragmática y Análisis del Discurso del Inglés (Grado en Estudios Ingleses)

Horario de tutorías

Miércoles: 12-14

Jueves: 11-14.


2017. Laura Hidalgo Downing & Yasra Hanawi. Bush and Obama’s addresses to the Arab World: recontextualizing stance in political discourse. Yearbook of Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics. Special Issue on Contrastive Analysis of discourse pragmatic Aspects of Linguistic Genres. Karin Ajmer & Diana Lewis (eds.).

2017. Evidential and Epistemic Stance Strategies in Scientific Communication: A Corpus Study of Semi-formal and Expert Publications. In Juana I. Marín-Arrese,Gerda Haβler & Marta Carretero (eds.) Evidentiality Revisited: Cognitive Grammar, Functional and Discourse-Pragmatic Perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 391-432.

2017. Laura Hidalgo Downing & Blanca Kraljevic Mujic, Metaphor and persuasion in commercial advertising. In Elena Semino and Zsofia Demjén (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought. London and New York: Routledge.

2016. Linguistic creativity: Metaphor and metonymy. In Rodney Jones (ed.) (2015) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity. London: Routledge. 107-128.

2016. Grammar and Evaluation. In Carol Chapelle (ed.) The Applied Linguistics Encyclopedia. (online) Oxford, Wiley.

2014. Cockroft, Robert Cockcroft, Susan, Hamilton, Craig & Hidalgo Downing, Laura Persuading People. An Introduction to Rhetoric. Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-000-367-6.

2013. Laura Hidalgo Downing & Begoña Núñez-Perucha. Modality and personal pronouns as indexical markers of stance: Intersubjective positioning and construction of public identity in media interviews. In Marín Arrese, Juana, Marta Carretero, Jorge Arús an Johan van der Awera (eds.). English Modality: Core, periphery and Evidentiality. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pps. 379-410.

2013. Laura Hidalgo Downing, Blanca Kraljevic & Begoña Núñez-Perucha. Metaphor, creativity and identity change in ICT advertising discourse: A study of advertisements from 1999-2000 and 2009-2011. In Hidalgo, Laura and Blanca Kraljevic (eds.) Special Issue on Multimodal creativity across modes. Metaphor in the Social World, vol. 3:2..pps. 199-219.

2011. With Blanca Kraljevic Mujic. Multimodal metonymy and metaphor as complex discourse resources for creativity in ICT advertising discourse. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics. Special Issue on Metaphor and Metonymy. 9:1, 153-178.

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