Anna Islentyeva




Room: 40324

Office hours: Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

+43 512 507 4158

Research interests

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


  • Forschungsleistungsdokumentation (FLD)
  • Stellvertretende Leiterin der Institutsversammlung


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 & Torben Scheffler. 2023. “Arm Your Community”: Ideology in Vaccination Campaigns Across Countries. Discourse & Communication.

2) Islentyeva, Anna, Zimmermann, Elisabeth, Nadia, Schützinger & Andrea Platzer. 2023. “Real Men Score”: Masculinity in Contemporary Advertising Discourse. Critical Discourse Studies.

3) Islentyeva, Anna, Pesendorfer, Luise & Igor Tolochin. 2023. “Can I have a Cup of Tea Please?”: Politeness Markers in the Spoken BNC 2014. Journal of Politeness Research.

4) Islentyeva, Anna. 2022. British Media Representations of EU Migrants before and after the EU Referendum. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines. 14 (2): 1-20.

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


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