Anna Islentyeva




Room: 40324

Office hours: Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00


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Research interests

  • Semantics (conceptual metaphors)
  • (Critical) discourse studies
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Corpora and corpus linguistic methods




2017 – 2020 Lecturer and Research Associate, Structure of Modern English
Institute for English Language and Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2013 – 2018 PhD in English Linguistics, Institute for English Language and Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Doctoral Thesis: Migration Discourse in the British Press: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Ideological Bias (Magna cum laude/Defence: Summa cum laude)

2009 – 2011 Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics: Lexicology and Stylistics
Department of English Language and Culture, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Thesis: Transitivity & Intransitivity as a Variable Semantic Feature (with honours)


Selected Publications

1) Islentyeva, Anna & Deborah Dunkel. 2022. National myth in UK-EU representations by British Conservative PMs from Churchill to Johnston. Societies. 12(1):14(Open access)

2) Islentyeva, Anna & Mihera Abdel Kafi. 2021. Constructing National Identity in the British Press: The Britain vs. Europe Dichotomy. Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies. 4: 68–95. (Open access)

3) Islentyeva, Anna. 2020. A Corpus-Based Analysis of Ideological Bias: Migration in the British Press. London & New York: Routledge.

4) Islentyeva, Anna. 2019. The Europe of Scary Metaphors: The Voices of the British Right-Wing Press. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. 67(3): 209–229.

5) Islentyeva, Anna. 2018. The Undesirable Migrant in the British Press: Creating Bias through Language. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen. 119(2): 419-442.

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