Mark’s research interests predominantly centre on the synthesis and application of methods from Corpus Linguistics and (Critical) Discourse Studies to study social issues relevant to a focus on language and discrimination such as nationalism, racism, sexism, and homophobia. Recent work has focused on:
- Discourses of online misogyny (rape threats, the ‘manosphere’ and ‘male supremacy’ networks)
- Online networks and discourses of far-right, nationalist, and extremist groups
- Children’s online disclosures of sexual and domestic abuse
- Discourses of marriage in the press
- Online COVID-19 memorials
Mark’s work on online misogyny has been used to inform Twitter regarding their public policy, and is one of the most downloaded articles in the Journal of Pragmatics ; and his research into online antisemitism has been included in direct briefings of the UK parliament. Further information about Mark’s research can be found on his website.
Mark's main areas of interest include Critical Discourse Analysis/Critical Discourse Studies, Corpus Linguistics, Multimodality and Social Semiotics, but he has wider interests in areas such as Pragmatics, Semantics, and Sociolinguistics. Mark would be happy to discuss potential PhD supervision in areas that align with the following research interests:
- (Online) identities and discourse communities/communities of practice
- Language and its relationships with power, politics, discrimination, abuse, and conflict (e.g. racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, nationalism)
- News media and/or (Social) Media Discourse
- Children’s literature (esp. picturebooks)
- Language and extremism
- Social Network Analysis
- Gender and sexuality
Baker, P. & McGlashan, M. (2020) ‘Critical Discourse Analysis’. In: Adolphs, S. & Knight, D. (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of English Language and the Digital Humanities. London: Routledge.
MacKenzie, J., Coffey-Glover, L., Payne, S., & McGlashan, M. (2020) 'Disco divas and heroic knights: a multimodal analysis of gender roles in 'create the world' LEGO cards'. In: Caldas-Coulthard, C. R. (Ed.) Innovations and Challenges: women, language and sexism. London: Routledge. pp. 60-76.
McGlashan, M. (2020) ‘Collective identity and discourse practice in the followership of the Football Lads Alliance on Twitter’. Discourse & Society 31(3): 307-328.
McGlashan, M. (2019) 'Book review: Zappavigna, Michele,Searchable talk: hashtags and social media metadiscourse'. Discourse & Communication 13(4): 461-70
Hardaker, C. & McGlashan, M. (2016) ‘“Real men don’t hate women”: Twitter rape threats and group identity’ Journal of Pragmatics 91: 80-93
McEnery, T., McGlashan, M., & Love, R. (2015) ‘Press and social media reaction to ideologically inspired murder: the case of Lee Rigby’ Discourse & Communication 9(2): 1-23
Sunderland, J. & McGlashan, M. (2015) ‘Heteronormativity in EFL textbooks and in two genres of children’s literature (Harry Potter and same-sex parent family picturebooks)’. Language Issues 26(2): 17-26
McGlashan, M. (2013) ‘The branding of European nationalism: perpetuation and novelty in racist symbolism. In: Wodak, R. & Richardson, J. (Eds.) Analysing Fascist Discourse: European fascism in talk and text. London: Routledge.
Sunderland, J. and McGlashan, M. (2013) ‘Looking at picturebook covers multimodally: the case of two-mum and two-dad picturebooks.’ Visual Communication 12(4): 473-496.
Sunderland, J. & McGlashan, M. (2012) ‘The linguistic, visual and multimodal representation of two- Mum and two-Dad families in children’s picturebooks’. Language and Literature 21(2): 189-210.
McGlashan, M. & Sunderland, J. (2011) ‘Stories featuring two-Mum and two-Dad Families’. In: Sunderland, J. Language and Gender in Children’s Fiction. London: Continuum. pp. 142-172.
For more see: www.markmcglashan.org