Monika Bednarek

List of John Benjamins publications for which Monika Bednarek plays a role.


Book series


Subjects Communication Studies | Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical literature & literary studies

Corpus approaches to telecinematic language

Edited by Monika Bednarek, Valentin Werner and Marcia Veirano Pinto

Special issue of International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 26:1 (2021) v, 160 pp.
Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics

Corpus Linguistics and Education in Australia

Edited by Alexandra I. García, Peter Crosthwaite and Monika Bednarek

Special issue of Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 43:2 (2020) v, 119 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Language acquisition | Language policy | Language teaching | Multilingualism | Pragmatics | Translation Studies | Writing and literacy

Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the language of films and television series

Edited by Roberta Piazza, Monika Bednarek and Fabio Rossi

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 211] 2011. xi, 315 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Evaluation in text types

Edited by Monika Bednarek

Special issue of Functions of Language 15:1 (2008) 192 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Pragmatics | Theoretical linguistics


Bednarek, Monika, Marcia Veirano Pinto and Valentin Werner 2021 Corpus approaches to telecinematic languageCorpus approaches to telecinematic language, Bednarek, Monika, Valentin Werner and Marcia Veirano Pinto (eds.), pp. 1–9 | Introduction
This article presents a corpus-driven sociolinguistic study of Redfern Now – the first major television drama series commissioned, written, acted, directed and produced by Indigenous industry professionals in Australia. The study examines whether corpus linguistic keyword analysis can identify… read more
Bednarek, Monika, Peter Crosthwaite and Alexandra I. García 2020 Corpus linguistics and education in AustraliaCorpus Linguistics and Education in Australia, García, Alexandra I., Peter Crosthwaite and Monika Bednarek (eds.), pp. 105–116 | Introduction
Bednarek, Monika 2019 Chapter 2. The multifunctionality of swear/taboo words in television seriesEmotion in Discourse, Mackenzie, J. Lachlan and Laura Alba-Juez (eds.), pp. 29–54 | Chapter
This chapter focuses on swear/taboo words, which can be used for the expression of emotion. It combines a theoretical with an applied lens, in first discussing their place in Systemic Functional Linguistics, before examining their use in contemporary US television series. To do so, the chapter… read more
Bednarek, Monika, Lobke Ghesquière, Hilde Hasselgård, Martin Hilpert and J. Lachlan Mackenzie 2019 PrefaceOn mood and speech function and the ‘why’ of text analysis: In honour of Margaret Berry, Fontaine, Lise, Miriam Taverniers and Kristin Davidse (eds.), pp. 1–4 | Editorial
Caple, Helen, Laurence Anthony and Monika Bednarek 2019  Kaleidographic : A data visualization toolInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 24:2, pp. 245–261 | Article
Kaleidographic is a dynamic and interactive data visualization tool that allows users to observe and explore relations between any number of variables. The tool is useful for displaying the complex ways in which textual elements interact across a range of texts. Thus far, the tool has been used… read more
Bednarek, Monika 2015 Chapter 11. “What we contrarians already know”: Individual and communal aspects of attitudinal identityCorpora, Grammar and Discourse: In honour of Susan Hunston, Groom, Nicholas, Maggie Charles and Suganthi John (eds.), pp. 257–282 | Article
Starting from the assumption that “[e]valuation is personal, private, subjective” (Hunston 2011: 12), this chapter ties evaluation explicitly to the notion of identity. It discusses ‘attitudinal identity’, which concerns positive and negative value judgements and positions, and claims that the… read more
Bednarek, Monika 2014 “An astonishing season of destiny!” Evaluation in blurbs used for advertising TV seriesEvaluation in Context, Thompson, Geoff † and Laura Alba-Juez (eds.), pp. 197–220 | Article
In this chapter I explore evaluation in DVD blurbs (the text on the back of DVD box sets for TV series), which promote television series to potential buyers. The approach taken to the analysis of evaluation is corpus linguistics, and this chapter reports on findings from a pilot study examining the… read more
Based on the analysis of key words and trigrams, this paper explores characteristics of contemporary American English television dialogue. Using a corpus comprising dialogue from seven fictional series (five different genres) and the spoken part of the American National Corpus, key words and… read more
This article describes differences in the frequency of words/n-grams in television dialogue as compared with a variety of other corpora. It explores frequent lexico-grammatical patterns in the television series Gilmore Girls, in other fictional programmes, and in unscripted spoken and written… read more
Bednarek, Monika 2011 Chapter 10. The stability of the televisual character: A corpus stylistic case studyTelecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the language of films and television series, Piazza, Roberta, Monika Bednarek and Fabio Rossi (eds.), pp. 185–204 | Article
This chapter analyses characterisation through television dialogue, using a corpus stylistic (Wynne 2006) approach, in particular using key word and cluster analysis (Scott and Tribble 2006). The focus is on exploring from a linguistic perspective the assumption made in Media/Television Studies… read more
Piazza, Roberta, Monika Bednarek and Fabio Rossi 2011 Chapter 1. Introduction: Analysing telecinematic discourseTelecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the language of films and television series, Piazza, Roberta, Monika Bednarek and Fabio Rossi (eds.), pp. 1–17 | Article
Bednarek, Monika 2009 Language patterns and ATTITUDEFunctions of Language 16:2, pp. 165–192 | Article
Interpersonal or evaluative meaning has been described in systemic functional linguistics with the help of appraisal theory (Martin & White 2005), which distinguishes between different types of evaluation. One sub-system of APPRAISAL is ATTITUDE, which is further divided into APPRECIATION,… read more
In the past two decades or so, a number of researchers from various fields within linguistics have turned their attention to interpersonal phenomena, such as the linguistic expression of speaker opinion or evaluation (also called stance or appraisal), or the encoding of subjectivity in language and… read more
Bednarek, Monika 2008 IntroductionEvaluation in text types, Bednarek, Monika (ed.), pp. 1–6 | Article
Bednarek, Monika 2008 ‘An increasingly familiar tragedy’: Evaluative collocation and conflationEvaluation in text types, Bednarek, Monika (ed.), pp. 7–34 | Article
Evaluation — the function and usage of language to express the speaker’s or writer’s opinion — has only relatively recently become the object of systematic linguistic research, for example in stance or appraisal analysis. This paper proposes an alternative, corpus-based approach to evaluation… read more