Zsófia Demjén

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Short bioZsófia Demjén is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at University College London and specialises in language and communication around illness and healthcare (humour, metaphor, narratives, etc.). She is author of Sylvia Plath and the Language of Affective States: Written Discourse and the Experience of Depression (2015), co-author of Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life: A corpus-based study (2018), editor of Applying Linguistics in Illness and Healthcare Contexts (2020), and co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language (2017). Her work has appeared in the Journal of Pragmatics, Applied Linguistics, Communication & Medicine, Metaphor and the Social World, and the BMJ’s Medical Humanities, among others.
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