Rod Hermeston

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language and identity, stylistics

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Personal profile


I teach the following modules at Leeds Trinity University: Level 4 Stylistics; Level 5 Language, Society, and Media; Level 6 Applied Linguistics. I also supervise Level 6 Language Dissertation students.

In terms of research, my main research interests are the following: language and identity, particularly in relation the representation of dialect in literature and song; the linguistic and cultural representation of disability in the media and literature (disability stylistics); and the linguistic and cultural representation of communication disorders in literature.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Linguistic Identity in Nineteenth-Century Tyneside Dialect Songs, University of Leeds

1 Oct 200324 Mar 2009

Award Date: 23 Dec 2009

Master of Arts, English Literature, University of Leeds

25 Sept 20021 Jul 2003

Award Date: 1 Jul 2003

Bachelor of Arts, English

3 Oct 19902 Jul 1993

Award Date: 2 Jul 1993

External positions

Teaching Assistant, Newcastle University

31 Jan 201922 Jun 2019

English Language Tutor, University of Leeds

18 Jul 201814 Sept 2018

Teaching Assistant, Newcastle University

29 Jan 201822 Jun 2018

Lecturer in English Language, The University of Manchester

15 Sept 201731 Jan 2018

Various Teaching

6 Jun 20168 Sept 2017

Lecturer in English Language, Sheffield Hallam University

6 Jan 20146 Jun 2016


  • P Language and Literature
  • identity
  • dialect
  • disability
  • stylistics

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  • UOA27 - English Language and Literature


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