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Professor in Sociolinguistics, University of Nottingham

I have conducted research on professional communication with a range of national and multinational organisations for the past 20 years. I am the Founder and Director of Linguistic Profiling for Professionals, an innovative research-based consultancy and business unit based in the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics at The University of Nottingham:

I have expertise in corporate business communication and health communication, including global issues of equality, diversty and inclusion and have published extensively in these areas. Since 2003 I have worked on numerous initiatives with colleagues as part of the University's Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics. I have been the School's Director of Business and External Engagement since 2010. I have also worked with the Executive Education team of the University's Business School, delivering effective leadership communication courses as part of their High Performance Leadership Development programmes.

Expertise Summary
BA, MA, PhD Areas of expertise - business communication; health communication; sociolinguistics; discourse analysis; language and gender; equality, diversity and inclusion at work.

Research Summary
My main areas of research specialisation are sociolinguistics, discourse analysis asnd pragmatics. I am particularly interested in investigating professional communication and I have conducted… read more

Recent Publications
MULLANY, L. J., 2019. The Sociolinguistics of Gender in Public Life. Basingstoke: Palgrave. (forthcoming.)
CHRISTIE, C, MULLANY, L and CHALUPNIK, M, 2017. Gender and (im)politeness. In: CULPEPER. J, HAUGH, M and KADAR, D, eds., Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)Politeness Basingstoke: Palgrave. (In Press.)
MULLANY, L. and YOONG, M, 2017. Gender and the Workplace. In: VINE, B, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace Routledge. (In Press.)
MULLANY, L, BARGIELA-CHIAPPINI, F and MILLS, S, 2017. A tribute to Sandra Harris. Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture. 13(1), 1-6.


  • –present
    Professor in Sociolinguistics, University of Nottingham