Fields of Research (FoR)Discourse and pragmatics, Communication and media studies, Corpus linguistics
Dean's Research Award for Scholarly Impact
"Michele Zappavigna’s Discourse of Twitter and Social Media displays impressive conceptual and methodological innovation and compelling scholarly impact across a wide range of discipline areas such as language studies, discourse analysis, social media analysis, and cyber security studies. The research has the potential to open up new lines of inquiry with corresponding impact on real-world practice."
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
I currently teaching Social Media ARTS2091 and Mobile Cultures ARTS2093.
I am interested in supervising projects in the following areas:
- Discourse of social media
- Systemic Functional Linguistics
- Social semiotics and multimodality
Current PhD students
Lorenzo Logi - Bonding, Affiliation & Culture in stand-up comedy
Nida Tahseen - Harassment of female digital journalists engaged in reporting political issues
Awni Shati Mohammad Etaywe - Language as Evidence: A Pragmatic and Discourse Analysis Approach to Examining Written Terrorist Threatening Communication
Giselle Newton - Seeking information and support; donor conceived people’s experiences, values and practices
Olivia Inwood - A Discourse Analytic Approach to Deception and Mis-information
Past Honours students
Olivia Inwood - Understanding the values enacted in blockchain technologies by applying social semiotics and the walkthrough method
Giselle Newton - Affiliation in discourse about contraception on Reddit: How do users bond around health values?