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Dr Patricia Bou Franch

Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics / Accredited Profesor of English



IULMA – Interuniversity Research Institute on Applied Modern Languages

Department of English and German Philology

University of Valencia


I lecture on English language and linguistics for the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Valencia. As of July 2014, I am accredited full Professor of English studies. I teach English Discourse Analysis and History and Culture of English Speaking Countries to under-graduate students of English Studies, and Discourse in the Media at graduate level.

I am a research member of the Interuniversity Institute on Applied Modern Languages (IULMA). My research interests include gender and discourse, identity and (im)politeness, conflict and language aggression, inter-/ cross-cultural communication and television / computer-mediated communication. I have published in international journals like Intercultural PragmaticsJournal of Pragmatics, Journal of Computer-Mediated CommunicationJournal of Politeness Research, Journal of Language and Politics, Gender and Language, Pragmatics and Society and Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. I am editor of Ways into Discourse (Comares, 2006), and co-editor of Gender and Sexual Identities in Transition: International Perspectives (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2008). I have recently guest-edited a special issue titled The Pragmatics of Textual Participation in the Social Media (with P. GC Blitvich) for the Journal of Pragmatics, and I am also guest-editor of the special issue titled Language Aggression against Women for the Journal of Language Aggressiona and Conflict.

I have evaluated manuscripts for international scholarly journals and publishers. I serve on the editorial board of

  • Cambridge Scholars Publishers (Series: Advances in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis)
  •  Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict.
  • Internet Pragmatics (since 2017)

I participated in a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, called  GEA/GENTEXT. We examined gender inequality in Spanish and British societies through texts. I also participated in the University of Valencia’s teaching project ANGLOTIC, which fosters the use of ICTs in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language.

I convened (with Dr Blitvich) the Internacional Conference Approaches to Digital Discourse Analysis, ADDA 1, which was held in Valencia in November 2015.


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