Dr Patricia Bou Franch
Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics
Director of IULMA – Interuniversity Institute of Applied Modern Languages
IULMA – Interuniversity Institute of Applied Modern Languages
Department of English and German Philology
University of Valencia
I lecture on English language and linguistics at the Department of English and German Philology, University of Valencia. 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 Pragmatics, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal 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 am guest editor of a special issue titled The Pragmatics of Textual Participation in the Social Media (with P. GC Blitvich) for the Journal of Pragmatics, and of the special issue titled Language Aggression against Women for the Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. I am co-editor of Analyzing digital discourse: New insights and future directions (with P. GC Blitvich, Palgrave-Macmillan).
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.