English Language & Linguistics

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Dr Reshmi Dutta-Flanders

Honorary Research Fellow

English Language & Linguistics



Dr Reshmi Dutta-Flanders has been teaching at the University of Kent since 2003.  After receiving her PhD degree in Applied Linguistics, she has contributed to the educational programmes in the Unit of Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (UELT) and at the Centre for English and World Languages (CEWL).  Reshmi joined the Department of English Language and Linguistics (ELL) as an Assistant Lecturer in 2010 where she taught Stylistics, World Englishes, Language in the Media, and as a module leader; taught Language and Gender at the Department of English Language Studies (ELS) at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Reshmi’s research interests are in criminal narratives, offender engagement discourse and in the varieties of English Language.  Reshmi takes both structural and functional approach to analyse criminality, the changing nature or the development of criminal characteristics and not just focusing on offender language use as evidence of wrongdoing. She has also published on the theme of ‘functional nativeness’ in varieties of Englishes (L1, L2, L3) in news discourse.  Her current research project on offender theme analyses is an interface between fiction and true crime (faction) by taking an interdisciplinary approach involving criminology, forensic psychology, literary studies in crime fiction and Applied Linguistics.  Reshmi is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at ELL, and published her first monograph in April, 2017 with Palgrave Macmillan, The Language of Suspense in Crime Fiction: A Linguistic Stylistic Approach.  

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Dutta-Flanders, R. (2017). The Language of Suspense in Crime Fiction: A Linguistic Stylistic Approach. [Online]. Palgrave Macmillan. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137470270.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2017). Offender Theme Analyses in a Crime Narrative: An Applied Approach. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11196-017-9534-9.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2014). Concealment and Revelation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Reader Suspense. Style [Online] 48:219-242. Available at: https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-403448137/concealment-and-revelation-an-interdisciplinary-approach.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2012). Functional Nativeness in Outer Circle and Expanding Circle. Linguistic and Extra-linguistic Problems of Communication:285-321.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2016). Review of Signs of Crime: Introducing Forensic Semiotics. N/A:1-3.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2016). Review of World Englishes: A Critical Analysis. N/A:1-5.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2015). Review of Introducing Global Englishes. N/A:0-0.
Conference or workshop item
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2017). An intermediary space in the 1st story of crime. in: Criminal America: Reading, Studying and Teaching American Crime Fiction: An American Literature Association Symposium.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2017). The 'why' behind the 'what' in crime narrative: an applied approach. in: 9th International Conference on Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise: DICOEN9.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2016). The modus operandi of analysing criminal narrative. in: GSFL Fourth Annual Roundtable on Forensic Linguistics and Phonetics.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2015). A concealed disposition in double function of linguistics. in: Captivating Criminality 2: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2015). The Criminal Motive: a circular affair. in: Crime Scene Investigation.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2015). Frame Analysis in Crime Narrative. in: PALA 2015: Creative Style.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2014). Crime as layered discourse: Agatha Christie. in: Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Darkness and Desire Conference.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2014). Crime as layered discourse: Agatha Christie. in: International Association of Linguistics and Semantics.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2013). Concealment and Revelation: a functional contrast. in: Retold, Resold, Transformed: Crime Fiction in the Modern Era.
Dutta-Flanders, R. (2012). Functional nativeness in outer circle and expanding circle. in: Cutting Edges.
Total publications in KAR: 17 [See all in KAR]
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