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Liz Holt studied Sociology at University of York and followed this with a DPhil in Sociology with the title ‘Figures of Speech: An Exploration of the Use of Idiomatic Phrases in Conversation’. She was appointed to Brunel University in 1990 as a temporary lecturer in Social Sciences and to Huddersfield in 1991.

Liz collaborates with colleagues from York, Leeds and London Universities. She regularly presents at international conferences, such as IPrA and has co-edited a collection of articles on Conversation Analysis for CUP. She has been awarded a University bursary for a research studentship in CA.

She frequently reviews for international journals such as Research on language and Society.

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humor Social Sciences
interaction Social Sciences
conversation Social Sciences
conversation analysis Social Sciences
complaint Social Sciences
recipient Social Sciences
management Social Sciences
employee Social Sciences

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Research Output 1996 2017

  • 10 Article
  • 6 Chapter
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
12 Citations (Scopus)

Conversation Analysis of Humour

Holt, E. & Glenn, P., 17 Feb 2017, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor. Taylor and Francis, p. 295-308 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Indirect reported speech in storytelling: Its position, design, and uses

Holt, E., 8 Jun 2017, In : Research on Language and Social Interaction. 50, 2, p. 171-187 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
conversation analysis
7 Citations (Scopus)

Indirect Reported Speech in Interaction

Holt, E., 2016, Indirect Reports and Pragmatics: Interdisciplinary Studies. Capone, A., Kiefer, F. & Lo Piparo, F. (eds.). Springer, Cham, p. 167-187 21 p. (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

conversation analysis
8 Citations (Scopus)

Laughter at Last: Playfulness and laughter in interaction

Holt, E., 2016, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 100, p. 89-102 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conversation analysis

"This system's so slow": Negotiating sequences of laughter and laughables in call-centre interaction

Holt, E., Dec 2016, Multiple Perspectives on Language Play. Bell, N. (ed.). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton, p. 93-118 26 p. (Language Play and Creativity; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Call centres
Gas supply