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Dr Sylvia Jaworska 

Sylvia Jaworska
  • +44 (0) 118 378 7885
  • Professor of Language and Professional Communication
  • Research Division Lead, Modern Languages and Linguistics


Areas of interest

Sylvia's main research interest is in the area of discourse analysis and corpus linguistics. Her research is interdisciplinary, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural. She combines corpus and computational tools with discourse-analytical techniques to study language use and linguistic practices in professional contexts including (new) media, business and health communication.

Current funded projects:

Co-Investigator on a large European and interdisciplinary project investigating the communication of scientific health claims on food funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology/Horizon 2020, click on the project website for more information 

Co-Investigator: Quarantined between cultures, British Academy, Special Research Grants: Covid-19  

Postgraduate supervision

Sylvia supervises/co-supervises seven PhD students.


Sylvia teaches the following modules:


  • LS3/MCBL: Corpus-Based Approaches to Language Description
  • LS3LPC: Language in Professional Communication


  • LSMADA: Approaches to Discourse.


Outside of the University, Sylvia is also: