Dr Jane Lugea
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Jane joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012 to work on a British Academy funded project with Prof. Dan McIntyre, and is now developing their findings further in her role as Research Fellow.
She completed her doctoral studies at Queens University Belfast, adapting the cognitive stylistic model, Text-world Theory, for the analysis of Spanish discourse and compared Spanish and English spoken narratives, using the framework. During her postgraduate study there, she taught undergraduate English language.
As well as her research activity at University of Huddersfield, Jane is Editorial Assistant on the popular language magazine, Babel (www.babelzine.com). She has recently been appointed Publicity Officer for the Poetics and Linguistics Association (www.pala.ac.uk).
Research & Scholarship
Janes current research is developing on from previous findings on the subtitling of HBO TV series, The Wire. As well as using a cognitive stylistic framework to ascertain if omissions are detrimental to the characterisation process, she uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify what exactly is cut in the subtitling of the series and how the style of the subtitles differs from the spoken dialogue.
Her interest in Text-world Theory continues, and she works on refining the model and applying it to new texts and text types, such as spoken data and films; her recent work on Text-world Theory and Christopher Nolans film Inception was published in Sages Language and Literature journal. She continues to develop the model for the analysis of Spanish and is working on identifying Spanish and English spoken narrative discourse strategies using Text-world Theory.
Within the Stylistics Research Centre, she works on Text-world Theory and other stylistic models; particular interests include point of view, deixis, modality and mind style. As well as stylistics, her research interests include comparative linguistics, translation, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and the language of humour.
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Lugea, J (2013) ‘Embedded dialogue and dreams: the worlds and accessibility relations of Inception’ Language and Literature , 22 (2), pp. 133-153. ISSN 0963-9470
Committee member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) and member of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).