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Room: NW910

Phone: 0121 204 3045

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @tahmineh_tayebi



I am a Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics. Before joining Aston, I was a Lecturer at the University of Reading and an Associate Lecturer at Monash University, Australia, where I also did my PhD.


Research Interests

My research is on language aggression and impoliteness. I am interested in online offensive language, cyberbullying, online abuse and hate comments. I also have an interest in analysing the role of the ‘offendee’, or rather the ‘victim’, in online abuse and bullying and how it can potentially lead to proposing preventative measures. I look at these issues through the lens of pragmatics and discourse analysis.

I have conducted extensive research on impoliteness and aggression in both online and face-to-face interactions. Outputs of these projects have been published in some of the leading journals of the field.


PhD Supervision

I would be happy to talk to prospective PhD applicants interested in any of the following areas: Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Forensic Linguistics, Im/politeness theory, Cyberbullying, Language aggression and conflict.


Teaching Activity

I have been involved in teaching the following modules at Aston:


English Language across Time and Space

Written Text Analysis

Language of the Law

Practical Applications of Linguistics


Linguistics in Legal Contexts

Language as Evidence

Discourse Analysis



PhD in Linguistics, Monash University, Australia 

MA in Applied Linguistics, University of Isfahan, Iran

BA in Translation Studies, University of Isfahan, Iran


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