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Dr  John Scott Daly

Dr John Scott Daly


Research Overview

My research involves the critical and multimodal study of social class discourse in media and online contexts.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • PhD, School of English, University of Hong Kong
  • MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University of Leicester
  • MA Creative Writing, Lancaster University
  • BA (Hons) English, Nottingham Trent University

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • PhD candidate, University of Hong Kong
  • Lecturer, Qatar University
  • Visiting lecturer, Chung Cheong University

Teaching Areas

  • (Critical) discourse analysis
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Multimodality
  • English lexis and semantics
  • English for academic purposes

Research Interests

  • Critical discourse studies
  • Multimodal critical discourse studies
  • Media discourse
  • Online discourse

Research Output

  • The intersections of social class, migration, and citizenship in YouTube comments’ at invited panel on intersectionality, Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, June 2021
  • Below the line: Constructing a “permanent underclass” in YouTube comments’ at British Association for Applied Linguistics, August 2019.
  • Constructing a “permanent underclass” in YouTube comments’ at University of Copenhagen Winter School in Sociolinguistics, March 2018
  • Below the line: Social class discourse in YouTube comments’ at Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, June 2018.
  • ‘Benefits Street on YouTube: A neoliberal commentary?’ at UCL ALT Doctoral Seminar, June 2018.
  • The use of heteroglossia in YouTube comments to “other” benefits recipients’ at King’s College London summer school, June 2018.
  • The Necessity of Extensive Reading for EFL Students’ at Qatar TESOL, TESOL Arabia, and World Extensive Reading conferences in 2015.
  • Daly, J. S. (2021). David Malinowski & Stefania Tufi (eds.), Reterritorializing linguistic landscapes: Questioning boundaries and opening spaces. London: Bloomsbury, 2020. Pp. 383. Hb. £117. Language in Society, 50(1), 161-162.

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