Dr Gabriella Rundblad
Reader in Applied Linguistics
PhD  Post-Graduate Teachers' Qualification  BA
Gabriella

Research

I am a Cognitive Linguist who specialises in Semantics and Pragmatics in Typical/Atypical Language Development and in Health Communication. To this end, I employ Psycholinguistic, Discourse Analytical and Corpus Linguistic approaches, as well as conventional Social Science methods, such as surveys, focus groups and interviews.

 

Current/recent projects
Linguistic and Cognitive Develoment in Typical/Atypical Populations:
  

*      Comprehension of Metaphor, Metonymy, Overstatements/Hyperbole, Understatements/Litotes and Irony in Typically developing individuals;
*      Comprehension of Metaphor, Metonymy, Overstatements/Hyperbole, Understatements/Litotes and Irony in Autism;
*      Comprehension of Metaphor, Metonymy, Overstatements/Hyperbole, Understatements/Litotes and Irony in SLI;
*      Comprehension of Metaphor, Metonymy, Overstatements/Hyperbole, Understatements/Litotes and Irony in Williams Syndrome (Williams Syndrome Foundation);
*      Theory of Mind in Williams Syndrome.

     
Cognitive approaches to Discourse/Text Analysis:
  

*      Terminology for Improved Communication Regarding CECs (Water Research Foundation);
*      Consumer Perceptions and Attitudes towards EDCs and PPCPs in Drinking Water (Water Research Foundation);
*      The impact of language and cognition on compliance during a natural disaster (Leverhulme Trust);
*      Improving communication on Cryptosporidium and 'Boil Water' notices: Lessons from Pitsford (DWI/DEFRA).
*      Rhetoric of Medical research articles;
*      Lay and Professional conceptualisations of Immunisation;
*      Mental Health;
*      Persuasion and Information in Extreme Weather Events.

     
Language, Cognition and Behaviour:
  

*      Terminology for Improved Communication Regarding CECs (Water Research Foundation);
*      Consumer Perceptions and Attitudes towards EDCs and PPCPs in Drinking Water (Water Research Foundation);
*      The impact of language and cognition on compliance during a natural disaster (Leverhulme Trust);
*      Improving communication on Cryptosporidium and 'Boil Water' notices: Lessons from Pitsford (DWI/DEFRA);
*      Persuasion and Information in Extreme Weather Events.

     
Bilingualism and Access/Storage
  

*      Bilingual mental lexicon.



Current and recent PhD students:
   Sarah Tashkandy (graduated): Word Order Effects in Arabic-English Bilinguals living in Britain and Saudi (funded by a four year Saudi Cultural Bureau studentship)
   Jo Van Herwegen (graduated): Development of Metaphor and Metonymy Comprehension in Typically Developing Children and Children with Williams Syndrome (funded by a three year OPEN ESRC studentship, maintenance funds from KCL and a grant from the University of London Central Research Fund)
   Agnieszka Tytus (graduated): The representation and processing of the bilingual Chinese-English mental lexicon (funded by a grant from The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust)
   Olivia Knapton (graduated): Investigating the Experiences of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A Social Cognitive Linguistic Analysis (funded by a three year ESRC QUOTA studentship)
   Joanna John (graduated): Patterns of Activation in Punjabi-English and French-English bilinguals in Britain (funded by a grant from the University of London Central Research Fund)
   Alaa Almohammadi (completed): Pragmatic Development in Arabic-speaking Children, with special emphasis on Metaphors (funded by a four year Saudi Cultural Bureau studentship)
   Yani Malai: Figurative Language Use in Typical Children and Children with Autism (funded by a four year Brunei studentship)
   Chris Tang: Extreme weather events, health literacy and community: the current and potential role of youths in communicating risk and safety measures during heatwaves and cold spells (funded by a three year ESRC DTC studentship)
   Anne-Mette Hermans: Project Perfect: An analysis of commodifying trends in advertisements for cosmetic surgery in lifestyle magazines (funded by a three year ESRC DTC studentship)
   Mark Cabling: How online forums and in-person support groups discuss breast cancer: implications on patient/survivor medication adherence


Visiting PhD students and Post-Docs:
   Nina Tudjman Vukovic: Cognitive analysis of English and Croatian verbs of speaking (visit funded by the British Academy)
   Zhao Ying: A corpus-based study of the use of conjuncts in Chinese and British undergraduates' writing in English (visit funded by the Tianjin University of Science & Technology)
   Huijun Chen: A Discourse Analysis of weather forecasts contrasting normal and extreme events in Chinese media (visit funded by the China University of Geosciences, Beijing)


Publications (for copies of publications, please go to my ResearchGate page; or you can find me on Google Scholar )


under review/revision:

Knapton, O., and Rundblad, G. (under review). Metaphor, discourse dynamics and register: applications to written descriptions of mental health problems.

Tytus, A.E., and Rundblad, G. (under re-review) The Process of Semantic Change in Bilingual Chinese-English Speakers.



published/in press:

Rundblad, G. 2017. Metaphor acquisition and use in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. In Semino, E., and Demjén, Z. (eds.), Handbook of Metaphor and Language. Routledge.

Tytus, A.E., and Rundblad, G. 2016. Cross-language priming as a means of investigating bilingual conceptual representations: a comparison of visual and auditory modality. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. (advance access)

Tang, C., and Rundblad, G. 2015. When safe means "dangerous": a corpus investigation of risk communication in the media. Applied Linguistics. (advance access).

Rundblad, G., and Chen, H. 2015. Advice-giving in newspaper weather commentaries. Journal of Pragmatics 89: 14-30.

Tang, C., and Rundblad, G. 2015. The Potential Impact of Directionality, Colour Perceptions and Cultural Associations on Disaster Messages During Heatwaves in the UK. PLOS Currents: Disasters.

Rundblad, G. 2015. Why some messages speak better: child immunisation in media and on the internet. Current Drug Safety. 10(1): 87-93

Seeber, L.D., Michl, B., Rundblad, G., Trusko, B., Schnjakin, M., Meinel, C., Weinberg, U., Gaedicke, G., and Rath, B. 2015. Don't Wait, Innovate! A Design Thinking Approach to Effective Communication of Vaccine Safety and Risk Management . Current Drug Safety 10(1): 31-40.

Rundblad, G., Knapton, O., and Hunter, P. 2014. The causes and circumstances of drinking water incidents impact consumer behaviour: comparison of a routine versus a natural disaster incident. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 11(11): 11915-11930.

Olofson, E.L., Casey, D., Oluyedun, O.A., Van Herwegen, J., Becerra, A., and Rundblad, G. 2014. Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Comprehend Lexicalized and Novel Primary Conceptual Metaphors. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44:10: 2568-2583.

Knapton, O., and Rundblad, G. 2014. Public health in the UK media: Cognitive Discourse Analysis and its application to a drinking water emergency. In Hart, C. and Cap, P (eds.), Contemporary Studies in Critical Discourse Analysis, 559-582. Bloomsbury Press.

Maurer, W., Seeber, L.D., Rundblad, G., Kochhar, S., Trusko, B., Kisler, B., Kush, R., and Rath, B. 2014. Standardization and Simplification of Vaccination Records. Expert Review of Vaccines, 13.4:545-559.

Rundblad, G., Tytus, A., Knapton, O., and Tang, C. (eds.) 2014. Selected Papers from the 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference. London: UK Cognitive Linguistics Association.

Rundblad, G., Tang, C., Knapton, O., Ragain, L., Myzer, M., Tytus, A., Breedlove, J., and Cooke, R. 2013. Consumer Perceptions and Attitudes Toward EDCs and PPCPs in Drinking Water. Denver: Water Research Foundation.

Van Herwegen, J., Dimitrou, D., and Rundblad, G. 2013. Performance on verbal and low-verbal false belief tasks: evidence from children with Williams Syndrome. Journal of Communication Disorders 46(5-6): 440-448.

Rundblad, G., and Tang, C. 2013. Uncovering public perceptions of scary contaminants and how and how not to communicate about them: a mixed-methods approach incorporating cognitive semantics . The Lancet 382: S11.

Kochhar, S., Rath, B., Seeber, L.D., Rundblad, G., and Khamesipour, M.A. 2013. Introducing new vaccines in developing countries. Expert Review of Vaccines 12: 1465-1478.

Van Herwegen, J., Dimitrou, D., and Rundblad, G. 2013. Development of novel metaphor and metonymy comprehension in typically developing children and Williams syndrome. Research in developmental disabilities 34(4): 1300-11.

Rath, B., Ali, M., Codarini, G., Elemuwa, C., Khamesipour, A., Maurer, W. Mworozi, E., Rundblad, G., Varughese, S., and Kochhar, S. 2012. Promoting Evidence-based Vaccine Safety Research and Communication—The Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 58.3: 167-169.

Muehlhans, S., Richard, G., Ali, M., Codarini, G., Elemuwa, C., Khamesipour, A., Maurer, W., Mworozi, E., Kochhar, S., Rundblad, G., Vuitton, D., and Rath, B. 2012. Safety reporting in developing country vaccine clinical trials—A systematic review. Vaccine 30.22: 3255-3265.

Van Herwegen, J., Rundblad, G., Davelaar, E., and Annaz, D. 2011. Variability and standardised test profiles in typically developing children and children with Williams syndrome. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 29.4: 883-894.

Rundblad, G., Knapton, O., and Hunter, P. 2010. Communication, perception and behaviour during a natural disaster involving a ‘Do Not Drink’ and a subsequent ‘Boil Water’ notice: a postal questionnaire study. BMC Public Health 10:641. This article was nominated for the 5th BMC Annual Research Award in Medicine for 2010.

Rundblad, G., and Annaz, D. 2010. The atypical development of metaphor and metonymy comprehension in children with Autism. Autism 14: 29-46.

Rundblad, G., and Annaz, D. 2010. Development of metaphor and metonymy comprehension: receptive vocabulary and conceptual knowledge. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 28: 547-563.

Annaz, D., Van Herwegen, J., Thomas, M., Fishman, R., Karmiloff-Smith, A., and Rundblad, G. 2009. The comprehension of metaphor and metonymy in children with Williams syndrome. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 44.6: 962-978.

Rundblad, G. 2008. The semantics and pragmatics of water notices and the impact on public health. Journal of Water and Health 6.S1: 77-86.

Rundblad, G. 2008. We, ourselves and who else? Differences in use of passive voice and metonymy for oneself versus other researchers in medical research articles. English Text Construction 1: 23-40.

Rundblad, G. 2007. Impersonal, General and Social: The use of metonymy versus passive voice in medical discourse. Written Communication 24: 250-277.
This article is the winner of Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication. Awarded in 2008 by the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE).

Rundblad, G., Chilton, P., and Hunter, P. 2006. An Enquiry into Scientific and Media Discourse in the MMR Controversy: Authority and Factuality. Communication and Medicine 3.1: 69-80.

Rundblad, G., and Kronenfeld, D. 2003. The Inevitability of Folk Etymology: A Case of Collective Reality and Invisible Hands. Journal of Pragmatics 35.1: 119-138.

Kronenfeld, D., and Rundblad, G. 2003. The Semantic Structure of Lexical Fields: Variation and Change. In Eckardt, R., von Heusinger, K., and Schwarze, C. (eds.), Words in Time. Diachronic semantics from different points of view, 67-114. Berlin; New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Rundblad, G. 2000. On the Correlation between Lexical Stability and Word Creation Device. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 7.1: 31-41.

Rundblad, G., and Kronenfeld, D. 2000. Folk-Etymology: haphazard perversion or shrewd analogy. In Coleman, J., and Kay, C. (eds.), Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography. Selected papers from the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium, 19-34. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Rundblad, G. 2000. Regularity and Regular Irregularity? In Falk, J., Magnusson, G., Melchers, G., and Nilsson, B. (eds.), Contrasts in Language, 167-187. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International.

Rundblad, G., and Kronenfeld, D. 2000. Meaning in the Lexicon: Cultural implication. In Eckardt, R., and von Heusinger, K. (eds.), Meaning Change - Meaning Variation, 161-171. Konstanz: Konstanz University.

Rundblad, G. 1998. Shallow Brooks and Rivers Wide - A Study of Lexical and Semantic Change in English Nouns Denoting 'Watercourse'. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International.

Rundblad, G. 1998. Stability in the Theory of Language Change. In Haukioja, T. (ed.), Papers from the 16th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, 369-380. Turku: Turun yliopisto.



Talks

2016

Rundblad, G., Skripkauskaite, S., and Mayer, J. 2016. I've Got a Feeling: Semantic processing and Categorisation of Emotion Words in ASD. 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Bangor.

Almohammadi, A., and Rundblad, G. 2016. Metaphor comprehension in Arabic-speaking children: On the development of primary and perceptual metaphors. 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Bangor.

Rundblad, G., Knapton, O., and Price, A. 2016. Ebola? Public conceptualisations and rationalisations of communicable diseases. 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Bangor.

Almohammadi, A., and Rundblad, G. 2016. Metaphor comprehension in Arabic-speaking children: On the development of primary and perceptual metaphors. 7th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication, Split.

Rundblad, G., Knapton, O., and Price, A. 2016. Communication and understanding of the risk and uncertainty of Ebola and other communicable diseases. Communication, Medicine and Ethics, Aalborg.

Almohammadi, A., and Rundblad, G. 2016. Metaphor comprehension in Arabic-speaking children: on the development of primary and perceptual metaphors. 30th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, New York.

Rundblad, G. 2016. Tailoring risk language about the unknown, ensuring consumer understanding, and avoiding accidental scares. AWWA-WEF Utility Management Conference, San Diego. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G. 2016. How to Really Reach and Reassure Concerned Consumers about Tap Water Quality. AWWA-WEF Utility Management Conference, San Diego.

Rundblad, G. 2016. Protecting lives, enhancing compliance and reducing public concern through cognitive linguistic communication. UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, Geneva.

Tang, C., and Rundblad, G. 2016. The role of colour perception and cultural associations in the interpretation of early warning systems. UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, Geneva.



2015

Rundblad, G. 2015. Tailoring risk language about the unknown, ensuring consumer understanding, and avoiding accidental scares. AWWA Water Quality Technical Conference, Salt Lake City. Invited talk.

Tang, C., and Rundblad, G. 2015. Language, culture and age in the conceptualization, perception and understanding of heatwaves. 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Newcastle.

Almohammadi, A., and Rundblad, G. 2015. The Development of Metaphor Comprehension in Arabic-Speaking Children and Adults. 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Newcastle.

Malai, Y. and Rundblad, G. 2015. Too much or too little? The Comprehension of Overstatements and Understatements in Typically Developing (TD) Individuals and those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Child Language Symposium, Warwick.

Almohammadi, A., and Rundblad, G. 2015. The Development of Metaphor Comprehension in Arabic-Speaking Children. Child Language Symposium, Warwick.

Rundblad, G., Skripkauskaite, S., and Mayer, J. 2015. Deconstructing emotions in Autism. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Seminar, Oxford.

Malai, Y. and Rundblad, G. 2015. Too much or too little? The Comprehension of Overstatements and Understatements in Typically Developing (TD) Individuals and those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Neurodevelopmental Disorders Seminar, Oxford.

Rundblad, G. 2015. Communicating Health Risks From Trace Contaminants. AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition, Anaheim. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G. 2015. How consumers want to be informed about risk, contaminants and water quality. AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition, Anaheim.



2014

Rundblad, G. 2014. Getting the message right: tuning into consumer beliefs and disambiguating consumer concerns. AWWA Water Quality Technical Conference, New Orleans. Invited talk.

Tang, C., and Rundblad, G. 2014. Current and potential role of youth in communicating risk and warning information to the elderly during heatwaves. APHA, New Orleans.

Chen, H., and Rundblad, G. 2014. Interpersonal Strategies for Advice-giving in Written Media Weather Discours. Writing Research Across Borders, Paris.

Rundblad, G. 2014. Soups, stews, cocktails and brews: a taste of the (non-existent) health threat of emerging contaminants in UK and US media. Metaphor and Health Communication Workshop, Lancaster. Invited talk.



2013

Rundblad, G. 2013. Consumers’ perception and attitudes towards EDCs and PPCPs in drinking water. Water Research Foundation. Invited webcast.

Rundblad, G., and Tang, C. 2013. Uncovering public perceptions of "scary contaminants" and how (not) to communicate about them: a mixed methods approach incorporating cognitive semantics. Public Health Science, London.

Rundblad, G. 2013. Framing the invisible: how absent words can speak louder than words. Languages, Media, Politics: Cognitive Linguistics Methods in Discourse Analysis Workshop, Oxford. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G. 2013. How is contamination dealt with in media versus outreach materials, what can we learn and where can we go from here? Water and Communication Workshop, London.

Rundblad, G. 2013. Public perceptions of and worries about (tap) water and contaminants? Water and Communication Workshop, London.

Knapton, O., and Rundblad, G. 2013. Conditionals and other linguistic expressions of uncertainty in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). British Association for Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh.

Rundblad, G., and Tang, C. 2013. What affects consumer perception, behaviour and policy decisions relating to water contaminants?. AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition, Denver.

Knapton, O., and Rundblad, G. 2013. The role of uncertainty in narratives of obsessive-compulsive disorder. International Network for Narrative Medicine, London.

Rundblad, G. 2013. Lexicalised/familiar metaphors and metonyms in autism and William’s syndrome: a matter of delayed vocabulary learning? and Novel/unfamiliar metaphors and metonyms in autism and William’s syndrome: a different story. Workshop in Special Education, Volos. Invited talks.

Rundblad, G. 2013. Figuring out the multifaceted nature of figurative language. Researching and Applying Metaphor Seminar: Metaphor, metonymy, and emotions, Poznan. Invited keynote.



2012

Rundblad, G., and Tang, C. 2012. Simply simplified science? A cognitive approach to the communication of risk in media and outreach texts. Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand, Hamilton.

Rundblad, G., and Tang, C. 2012. Emerging water contaminants: Risk perceptions, beliefs and their implications for public health communication. Health Protection Conference, Warwick.

Rundblad, G., and Tang, C. 2012. Applying a Cognitive Discourse Analysis approach to the portrayal of scientific data and key authorities in media and outreach texts. 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London.

Rundblad, G., Olofson, E.L., Van Herwegen, J., Becerra, A., Casey, D., and Oluyedun, O. 2012. Conceptual metaphor comprehension in children with autism spectrum disorders: conceptual metaphor theory vs graded salience hypothesis. 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London.

Knapton, O., and Rundblad, G. 2012. Metaphors, metonymy and agency in obsessive-compulsive disorder. 4th Conference of the UK Cognitive Linguistics Association, London.

Knapton, O., and Rundblad, G. 2012. Analysing the language of obsessive-compulsive disorder: obsessions versus worries. Communication, Medicine and Ethics, Trondheim.



2011

Knapton, O. and Rundblad, G. 2011. A cognitive discourse analysis approach to health communication. CEELBAS Workshop, Oxford. Invited talk

Van Herwegen, J., Annaz, D., and Rundblad, G. 2011. The development of novel metaphor and metonymy comprehension in typically developing children. International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Montreal.



2010

Rundblad, G. 2010. The atypical development of metaphor and metonymy comprehension in children with autism. Awares Autism Conference. Invited online presentation.

Rundblad, G. 2010. Communication and Compliance: a study of the 2007 natural disaster induced incident at Mythe. Communications challenges for the water industry, London.

Rundblad, G. 2010. Children and adolescents’ understanding of metaphors and metonyms: Issues in current theory, evidence and methods. 3rd Conference of the UK Cognitive Linguistics Association, Hertfordshire.

Knapton, O., and Rundblad, G. 2010. Communication about drinking water safety: A cognitive discourse analysis approach.3rd Conference of the UK Cognitive Linguistics Association, Hertfordshire.

Rundblad, G., and Knapton, O. 2010. Communicating safe behaviour to the general public: A comparison of the different stages of a natural disaster. Communication, Medicine and Ethics, Boston.

Rundblad, G., and Knapton, O. 2010. Media communication during a natural disaster. Society for Risk Analysis-Europe conference, London.



2009

Rundblad, G. 2009. Consumer perception, behaviour and compliance with public health advice on drinking water. American Water Works Association/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G., Knapton, O., and Hunter, P.R. 2009. Risk behaviour and compliancy following boil water notices due to a natural disaster versus a human error incident. American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia.

Rundblad, G., Knapton, O., and Hunter, P.R. 2009. Risk behaviour and compliancy following boil water notices due to a natural disaster versus a human error incident. Health Protection Agency Conference, Warwick.

Van Herwegen, J., Annaz, D., and Rundblad, G. 2009. Explaining development of comprehension of novel metaphors and metonyms in Williams Syndrome. BPS Developmental Psychology Section Conference, Nottingham.



2008

Rundblad, G. 2008. Linguistic Aspects of Vaccine Safety Publications. Brighton Collaboration. Invited talk..

Tashkandy, S., and Rundblad, G. 2008. Language dominance as an influence on bilinguals’ word order reliance in written comprehension. Models of Interaction in Bilinguals, Bangor.

Rundblad, G. 2008. Dissemination and Communication: "Selling" Vaccines to Peers and the General Public. Ehrlich II – 2nd World Conference on Magic Bullets, Nürnberg. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G. 2008. Precursors to Metaphor: Theoretical Implications. Lived Experience, Metaphor and Multimodality: Implications in Communication, Education, Learning and Knowledge, Crete.

Rundblad, G., and Annaz, D. 2008. Metaphor processing in Autism. Lived Experience, Metaphor and Multimodality: Implications in Communication, Education, Learning and Knowledge, Crete.

Zlatev, J., and Rundblad, G. 2008. Embodiment, Metaphor and Language: Problems and Potentials. Lived Experience, Metaphor and Multimodality: Implications in Communication, Education, Learning and Knowledge, Crete.

Annaz, D., and Rundblad, G. 2008. Metaphor processing in Williams Syndrome. Lived Experience, Metaphor and Multimodality: Implications in Communication, Education, Learning and Knowledge, Crete.

Van Herwegen, J., Annaz, D., and Rundblad, G. 2008. Is metaphor comprehension in Williams Syndrome normal, delayed or impaired? The role of intent and theory of mind in metaphors. Language, Communication & Cognition, Brighton.

Tashkandy, S., and Rundblad, G. 2008. How does word order and age of acquisition affect sentence comprehension in English-Arabic Bilinguals?. Language, Communication & Cognition, Brighton.



2007 and earlier

Rundblad, G. and Annaz, D. 2007. Relating metaphor and metonymy in autism. 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Krakow.

Rundblad, G. Annaz, D., and Ferdenzi, A. 2006. The understanding of metonymy and metaphor in children with autism. 5th International Meeting For Autism Research, Montreal.

Rundblad, G. 2006. Differences in use of passive voice and/or metonymy for oneself versus other researchers in medical discourse. Annual Conference of The Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education, Leuven.

Rundblad, G. 2006. Communication Strategies: communicating with professional and lay audiences. Water Contamination Events: Communication with Consumers Workshop, Houston. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G. 2005. We, ourselves and who else? The role of self versus others in conceptualisation of authority in scientific discourse. 1st New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics conference, Brighton.

Rundblad, G. 2005. We, ourselves and who else? The role of self versus others in conceptualisation of authority in scientific discourse. 3rd International Conference on Discourse, Communication and Enterprise, Rio de Janeiro.

Rundblad, G. 2004. Authority in Conceptual Space: a cognitive discourse analysis approach. International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind, Portsmouth.

Rundblad, G., and Chilton, P. 2004. Communication on Immunisation in Health Protection: a cognitive discourse analysis approach. Communication, Medicine and Ethics, Linköping.

Rundblad, G. 2004. A psycholinguistic study of the English -s plural in Swedish: Or how high proficiency in English among Swedes may have paved the way for the English -s plural to become the regular plural form in Swedish. 37th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, London.

Rundblad, G., and Chilton, P. 2004. Health Protection Communication. Health Protection Agency. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G. 2004. Relating Metaphor and Metonymy: from comprehension and communication to the lack thereof. Mind, Language and Metaphor, Granada.

Rundblad, G. 2003. From observation to evidence: granting objectivity and authority to subjective viewpoints in discourse on medical research. 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Logroño.

Rundblad, G., Chilton, P., and Hunter, P. 2003. Natural language, evidence and causation: medical journal reporting of MMR-related research. Communication, Medicine and Ethics, Cardiff.

Rundblad, G. and Kronenfeld, D. 1999. Meaning in the Lexicon: Collective Inference and Change. 21st Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics, Konstanz.

Rundblad, G. and Kronenfeld, D. 1998. Folk-Etymology: haphazard perversion or shrewd analogy. 10th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Manchester.

Rundblad, G. 1998. Changes in the English Language – Past, Present and Future. Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G. 1997. Culture and markedness as factors in the survival of Proto-Germanic and Old English nouns. History of English in a Social Context Conference, Tulln. Invited talk.

Rundblad, G. 1997. Semantic Change: Stability and Change in Lexical Fields. International Conference of Historical Linguistics, Düsseldorf.

Rundblad, G. 1996. Lexical fields and English Placenames. Symposium on Writing in Nonstandard English, Helsinki.

Rundblad, G. 1996. Stability in the Theory of Language Change. 16th Nordic Conference of Linguistics, Turku.



Conference/Symposia/Knowledge Transfer organisation

Lead organiser: Water and Contamination Workshop, London 2013. Knowledge Transfer Workshop featuring talks from academics and professionals from the water industry, public health, environmental health and wider stakeholders.

Lead organiser: 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London 2012.

Lead organiser: Communication challenges faced by the UK water industry, London 2010. Knowledge Transfer Workshop featuring talks from academics and communications professionals from the water industry and wider stakeholders, discussing a wide range of recent communication challenges.

Co-organiser: Cross-Modal Mapping, Metaphor and Language: Lessons from Atypical Development, Crete 2008.

Organiser: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, Norwich 2006.

Organiser: 17th Euro-International Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference, London 2005.
















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