• 75 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

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I am a linguist interested in exploring the connections between language, (digital) media and society.

My first line of research looks at digital discourse as a site of affiliation as well as disaffiliation, online abuse and conflict. In my most recent journal article (Vladimirou and House, 2018) I explore the workings of impoliteness in social media contexts, particularly looking at how face attacks targeting well-known political figures are produced, displayed and circulated through a variety of semiotic resources and how they function as a source of entertainment and political critique.

My work also lies at the intersection of digital discourse and language and the law, with a particular focus on cyber-hate, online abuse and misogyny. I am currently involved in a project looking at the role of public participation in the representation of gender, ethnicity and professional identity in the ‘Misogyny Hate Crime debate’ (with Louise Mullany, Nottingham University).

My second line of research stems from my long-term interest in the field of academic writing and explores English as a lingua franca in academic and professional contexts. I am currently investigating the construction and production of knowledge in management and organization studies (with Maria Daskalaki, Roehampton Business School).

I have previously published in the area of cross-linguistic and cross-disciplinary comparative studies of rhetorical practices in academic discourse. I have also participated as a researcher in the ESRC funded project 'Academic Writing in a Global Context’ (The Open University, UK) Other interdisciplinary collaborative projects that I am involved in are the Stories on the Move and the Feminism and Digital Activism project (Daskalaki and Vladimirou, in press).

Before joining Coventry University I was a Lecturer in Linguistics at Goldsmiths, University of London and a Teaching Associate and Professional Communication consultant at Nottingham University.

I have extensive teaching experience in the areas of sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and language and (digital) media, in the design and delivery of online courses (MA and CPD) and in undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation supervision.


BA (Hons) English (2001); MA Contemporary Literary Studies, Lancaster University (2002); PhD Linguistics, Lancaster University (2008)


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Research Output

  • 75 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Chapter

Ludic impoliteness and globalisation on Twitter: ‘I speak England very best’ #agglika_Tsipra, #Tsipras #Clinton

Vladimirou, D. & House, J., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 134, p. 149-162 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Academic Discourse Practices in Greece: Exploring the 'International Conference of Greek Linguistics'

    Vladimirou, D., 2014, The Semiperiphery of Academic Writing : Discourses, Communities and Practices. Bennett, K. (ed.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 62-74 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Author positioning and audience addressivity by means of 'we' in Greek academic discourse

    Vladimirou, D., 2014, Constructing Collectivity: 'We' across languages and contexts. Pavlidou, T-S. (ed.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, Vol. 239. p. 265-285 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 35 Citations (Scopus)
  • 35 Citations (Scopus)