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Dr Anthony Fisher

Lecturer

School of Humanities

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I came to Massey and New Zealand quite recently. I gained my PhD in the UK where I have also worked as a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics and English for Academic Purposes. Before entering academia I worked as an English teacher and before that in television news production.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 63572
    Location: 7C 12b, Block 7
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • PhD English - University of Nottingham (2014)
  • MA Applied Linguistics (with Distinction) - University of Nottingham (2009)
  • BA (Hons) Russian - University of Birmingham (1992)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests  include identity construction in mediated political discourse, representations of gendered identities in mass media texts, health communication, and online discourse communities.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401): Communication and Media Studies (200100): Cultural Studies (200200): Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205): Discourse and Pragmatics (200403): Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) (200405): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Linguistics (200400): Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)

Keywords

Critical Discourse Analysis

Political Discourse

Media Discourse

Corpus Linguistics

Research Outputs

Journal

Fisher, AJ. (2017). Representation of the British Suffrage Movement, by Kat Gupta, Bloosmbury, 2016. [Published as part of the Research in Corpus and Discourse Series, edited by Wolfgang Teubert and Michaela Mahlberg].. Critical Discourse Studies. Retreived from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17405904.2017.1292933
[Book Review]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Moore, C., Fisher, AJ., & Baber, E. (2016). Virtually unknown: teacher engagement in an online conference. ELT Journal. 70(2), 200-211
[Journal article]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Perez, E., Turner, M., Fisher, AJ., Lockwood, J., & Daley, D. (2014). Linguistic analysis of the preschool five minute sample: What the parents of preschool children with early signs of ADHD say and how they say it. PLoS One. 9(9), 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Fisher, A.
De Felice, R., Darby, J., Fisher, AJ., & Peplow, D. (2013). A classification scheme for annotating speech acts in a business email corpus. ICAME Journal. 37, 71-105 Retrieved from http://clu.uni.no/icame/ij37/index.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2011). Addicted to Talk: Newspaper representation of the female speaking subject. Working with English: medieval and modern language, literature and drama. 7 Retrieved from https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~aezweb/working_with_english/
[Journal article]Authored by: Fisher, A.

Thesis

Fisher, AJ. (2014). Selling the Self: The Discursive Construction of Identities in the First UK Televised Prime Ministerial Debates. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Nottingham, UK)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2009). The Panoptical Press: An Intertextual Analysis of Language and Gender Discourses in the National Newspapers of the United Kingdom. (Master's Thesis, University of Nottingham, UK)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Fisher, A.

Conference

Fisher, AJ., & Petrucci, P. (2017, July). Fit to Fly: A Multimodal Analysis of Voice, Audience and Mitigation in Airline Safety Briefings. Presented at 15th International Pragmatics Conference. Belfast Waterfront Centre, Belfast, UK..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A., Petrucci, P.
Fisher, AJ.(2016, September). Identity, Positioning and Political Marketing in Televised Leaders’ Debates. .
[Conference]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, A.A Plane Full of Crazies: A Multimodal analysis of voice, audience and speech act mitigation in airline safety briefings.. . Msssey University, Wellington.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ.Constructing Political Personae: Categorization and Identity in Televised Political Debates. . Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Petrucci, PR., & Fisher, A. (2015, December). A plane full of crazies: Analysis of voice and audience design in an Air New Zealand in-flight safety briefing. Presented at The Fifth Biennial New Zealand Discourse Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A., Petrucci, P.
Moore, C. (2015, April). Virtually Unknown: web conferences as a tool for teacher development. Presented at Annual Conference of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Manchester, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Contributed to by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2014, April). Young People Talking about Mental Health: A Linguistic Analysis. Presented at ICAME 35. University of Nottingham.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2013, September). Making the Political Personal: Identity construction and political personae in the 2010 UK General Election. Presented at Annual conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2013, June). Adolescent Mental Health: A Corpus-Based Approach. Presented at Birmingham-Nottingham Collaboration in Youth Mental Health and Applied linguistics. Birmingham, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2013, April). Constructing the Political Persona: categorization and Identity in Political Discourse. Presented at i-Mean. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ.(2012, October). Applying linguistics in the real world: The next ten years. .
[Conference]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Adolphs, S., Churchill, D., Filik, R., Fisher, AJ., Harvey, K., Henshaw, H., . . . Perez, E.Youth Talk: A Key to Understanding Adolescent Mental Health Communication. Poster session presented at the meeting of Involve 2012, the annual conference of the National Institute for Health Research. University of Nottingham
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2012, June). Selling the Self: Identity and Impression Management in Mediated Political Discourse. Presented at School of English Summer School. University of Nottingham, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2011, July). Face as an alternative to theories of (im)politeness in the analysis of mediated political discourse. Presented at Internationa Face and Politeness Symposium. University of Huddersfield, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2011, July). “This may have the feel of a TV popularity contest”: Face and identity in the discourse of the UK’s first televised Prime Ministerial debates. Panel Presentation: Ruth Wodak, Michal Krzyzanowski & Helmut Gruber - The Pragmatics of (New) Genres in Political Communication. Presented at Annual Conference of the International Pragmatics Association,. University of Manchester, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2011, September). The Linguistics of Ambiguity: Identity and Agency in the UK’s first Televised Prime Ministerial debates. Presented at Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ.(2010, April). Teaching and Feminism Symposium. .
[Conference]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2010, September). The Panoptical Press: Discourses of language and gender in UK online newspaper texts. Presented at 6th Biennial Conference of the International gender and Language Association (IGALA 6). Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2009, February). Politeness, Interruption, and the Metadiscursive Labeling of Gender. Presented at The Lavender Linguistics Conference. The American University, Washington DC, USA..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fisher, A.
Fisher, AJ. (2011). The Panoptical Press: Language and gender discourses in a sample of UK online newspaper articles. Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Gender and Language Association.. (pp. 118 - 129).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fisher, A.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • Jan 2012 - Sept 2014 - British Association for Applied Linguistics
    Media Coordinator, Executive Committee member
  • Mar 2012 - Sept 2014 - UK Linguistics Olympiad
    Press Advisor

Languages

  • Russian
    Last used: over a decade ago
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work
  • Japanese
    Last used: in last five years
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 2 0

Teaching

I have experience teaching sociolinguistics, pragmatics, language & gender and communication in organisational settings. I also have over a decade of experience as a language teacher, teaching general English and English for Academic Purposes in both Japan and the UK.

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Lin Li - PhD
    A Corpus-based research on the use of verb and noun collocations by advanced English-speaking learners of Chinese and the construction of Chinese collocation knowledge database
  • Victoria Kerry - PhD
    Stancetaking and the Marriage Amendment Bill: An analysis of online discourse in YouTube comments

Media and Links

Media

  • 26 Jun 2015 - Television
    Prime News
    expert contribution ot 17.30 Prime News bulletin on new words added to the Oxford Dictionary
  • 24 Apr 2015 - Online
    Swearing - can it ease the pain?
    Expert contribution

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