Dr Catrin Rhys
Head of School of Communication & Media
- School of Communication and Media
- Research Institute
- Institute for Research in Social Sciences
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 6463
Dr Catrin S. Rhys is Senior Lecturer in linguistics and Associate Head of School in the School of Communication. She joined the University in 1995 after an ESRC funded PhD in Chinese Syntax from the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh and lecturing posts in York University and the University of Leon, Spain.
Dr Rhys’ research employs conversation analysis to examine language and social interaction in a range of different institutional and mundane settings. She is currently collaborating on a project on the language of complaints handing in the NHS with colleagues at the University of Stirling. With her background in formal linguistics, there is a focus in all her research on the interface between the interactional and the linguistic properties of language use.
Dr Rhys’ research findings have been published in key international journals including Research on Language and Social Interaction and Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics and she is Associate Editor of Pragmatics. She is a member of the IPrA (International Pragmatics Association) and of ISCA (International Society for Conversation Analysis).
She was also a co-founder of UCoM (Ulster Centre on Multilingualism) and is a key member of the Language Made Fun project: a National Lottery Funded 5 year collaboration between Barnardo’s and UCoM. Through UCoM, she has delivered workshops for schools, community groups, Irish language festivals and speech therapists.
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- Negotiating relevance in pre-operative assessmentsSocial Science and MedicineDate: (2018)
- The Elephant in the Room: Dealing with an Unprosecuted Criminal Disclosure in a Therapeutic SettingJournal of Forensic PsychologyDate: (2016)
- Grammar and Epistemic Positioning in Interviews: when assessment rulesResearch on Language and Social InteractionDate: (2016)
- "you really were taking the game to Arsenal". Mobilising response through epistemic status and epistemic stance in televised post-match interviews in premier league football.Date: (2013)
- What went wrong in "Parky" vs. Ryan? Contested roles in the emergence of disaffiliation.Minority Languages, Microvariation, Minimalism and MeaningDate: (2013)
- “Is that the way I look like”: Hegemonic femininity as an interactional accomplishment.Minority Languages, Microvariation, Minimalism and MeaningDate: (2013)
- Minority Languages, Microvariation, Minimalism and Meaning: Proceedings of the Irish Network in Formal LinguisticsDate: (2013)
- "... and does Ciaran smoke?" The negotiation of category incumbency in the everyday talk of smokersDate: (2013)
- Achieving progressivity: the influence of interactional task, sequence organisation and epistemic authorityDate: (2013)
- Choosing not to repair: 'sorry' as a warrant for interactional progressResearch on Language and Social InteractionDate: (2013)