Lesley Jeffries

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lesley Jeffries plays a role.



Jeffries, Lesley, Fransina Stradling, Alex von Lünen and Hugo Sanjurjo-González 2023 Chapter 3. Hansard at Huddersfield: Streamlined corpus methods and interactive visualisations to pursue research aims beyond corpus linguisticsExploring Language and Society with Big Data: Parliamentary discourse across time and space, Korhonen, Minna, Haidee Kotze and Jukka Tyrkkö (eds.), pp. 89–117 | Chapter
This chapter describes one project’s approach to fostering uptake of corpus tools in research beyond corpus linguistics. It introduces the Hansard at Huddersfield web application, a new search tool that combines tried-and-tested corpus tools with interactive visualisations to make Hansard, the… read more
In this chapter we use new corpus linguistic software tools to investigate the discourse(s) of labour relations in UK House of Commons debates over the 19th and 20th centuries. Our data is from the Hansard Corpus (1803–2005), and benefits from the annotation of meaning and sense categories with the… read more
Jeffries, Lesley 2018 Chapter 2. Irony in a theory of textual meaningThe Pragmatics of Irony and Banter, Jobert, Manuel and Sandrine Sorlin (eds.), pp. 1–17 | Chapter
This chapter attempts to map out different types of irony, using a model of communication which encompasses a range of potential meaning including linguistic, textual, interpersonal and situational meaning. It is argued that the resulting description of potentially ironic examples can help to show… read more
Whilst there has been much investigation of courtroom testimony and other linguistic aspects of legal process, there has been little consideration of the linguistic basis of war crimes tribunals such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which provides the data… read more
In this article we report on a corpus-based study of the lexical item ‘choice’. ‘Choice’ was previously found to be a keyword in Jeffries and Walker’s (2012) study of political discourse from the New Labour years, occurring more frequently in newspaper articles during that period (1998–2007) than… read more
This article describes a corpus-assisted study of some socio-political keywords (in a similar sense to Raymond Williams’ ‘cultural keywords’ 1983 [1976]), of newspaper reporting between 1998 and 2007, when Tony Blair’s New Labour government was in power. We approach the discovery of… read more