Sylvia Jaworska

Sylvia Jaworska is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at the Department of English and Applied Linguistics at Reading University. Sylvia’s main research interests are in professional and public communication, specifically lay understanding of health and science. She has published widely on many aspects of business, health and media communication, which she explores using qualitative and quantitative research methods.


Jaworska, S. & Ryan, K. (2018). 'Gender and the language of pain in chronic and terminal illness: A corpus-based discourse analysis of patients’ narratives'. Social Science & Medicine 215: 107-114.

Jaworska, S. (2018). '"Bad" mums tell the "untellable": Narrative practices and agency in online stories about postnatal depression on Mumsnet'. Discourse, Context and Media 25: 25-33.

Jaworska, S. & Nanda, A. (2018). 'Doing well by talking good? A topic modelling-assisted discourse study of corporate social responsibility'. Applied Linguistics 39 (3): 373-399.

Jaworska, S. (2018). 'Corporate discourse'. In A. de Fina & A. Georgakopoulou-Nunes (eds.), Handbook of Discourse Studies, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.