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Louise is a Lecturer in Stylistics at the University of Huddersfield, which she joined in January 2016. Louise gained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2015, where she also obtained a BA in English Studies in 2010 and an MA in Literary Linguistics in 2012. Her PhD research investigated the application of cognitive grammar in the stylistic analysis of prose fiction, focusing on the linguistic projection of character minds. Both her MA and PhD were funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her first published article was awarded the 2015 PALA Prize for best article published in Sage’s Language and Literature journal by a newcomer to the field.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Cognitive stylistic approaches to the analysis of prose and poetry
  • Linguistic representations of mind/worldview in fiction or non-fiction
  • Applications of cognitive grammar to discourse

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narrative Social Sciences
grammar Social Sciences
nature-nurture Social Sciences
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Research Output 2014 2018

Cognitive Grammar and reconstrual: Re-experiencing Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Freeze-Dried Groom’

Nuttall, L. & Harrison, C. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Experiencing Fictional Worlds. Neurohr, B. & Stewart-Shaw, E. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing, (Linguistic Approaches to Literature)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Fictional Worlds
Margaret Atwood
Cognitive Grammar

Mind Style and Cognitive Grammar: Language and Worldview in Speculative Fiction

Nuttall, L. 1 Sep 2018 (Accepted/In press) 1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic. 208 p. (Advances in Stylistics)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Speculative Fiction
Cognitive Grammar
World View
Cognitive Linguistics
1 Citations
Open Access
social network
4 Citations

Attributing minds to vampires in Richard Matheson's I Am Legend

Nuttall, L. 9 Feb 2015 In : Language and Literature. 24, 1, p. 23-39 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
science fiction
social psychology
empirical research

Cognitive Grammar in Literature

Harrison, C. (ed.), Nuttall, L. (ed.), Stockwell, P. (ed.) & Yuan, W. (ed.) 2014 Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing. 256 p. (Cognitive Grammar in Literature; vol. 17)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Cognitive Grammar
Critical Practice
William Wordsworth