Dr Isabela Fairclough

Senior Lecturer in Language Teaching, Course Leader BA (Hons) English and a Modern LanguageSchool of Psychology and Humanities

Isabela teaches across a range of subjects in the English Language and Linguistics team: discourse analysis, argumentation and rhetoric, framing theory, pragmatics and cognitive semantics. She has published on practical reasoning, deliberation and decision-making, with application to economic, political and environmental debates. Isabela supervises doctoral projects in argumentation theory, discourse analysis and media framing. Her publications include the monograph Political Discourse Analysis: A Method for Advanced Students (2012, Routledge). Her research interests are in the fields of discourse analysis, framing theory, argumentation theory and the philosophy of critical rationalism.