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Dr Nicola Macleod

Senior Lecturer

Department: Humanities

Office hours: Mondays 12-2, Lipman 406

Nicola Macleod


  • Linguistics PhD
  • English Language BA (Hons)
  • Linguistics MA
  • Graduate Diploma in Law GDipLaw

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Resources and constraints in linguistic identity performance – a theory of authorship, Grant, T., MacLeod, N. 1 Jul 2018, In: Language and Law/ Linguagem e Direito
  • Discursive Constructions of Consent in the Legal Process. S. Ehrlich, D. Eades and J. Ainsworth (eds), MacLeod, N. 2017, In: Language and Law/ Linguagem e Direito
  • ‘go on cam but dnt be dirty’: linguistic levels of identity assumption in undercover online operations against child sex abusers, MacLeod, N., Grant, T. 18 Dec 2017, In: Language and Law/ Linguagem e Direito
  • Assuming Identities Online: Linguistics Applied to the Policing of Online Paedophile Activity, Grant, T., MacLeod, N. 1 Feb 2016, In: Applied Linguistics
  • Developing a Linguistically Informed Approach to Police Interviewing, MacLeod, N., Haworth, K. Apr 2016, Sociolinguistic Research: Application and Impact, Abingdon, Taylor & Francis
  • “I thought I’d be safe there”: Pre-empting Blame in the Talk of Women Reporting Rape, MacLeod, N. Apr 2016, In: Journal of Pragmatics
  • “You have ruined this entire experiment…shall we stop talking now?” Orientations to being recorded as an interactional resource, MacLeod, N., Grant, T. Dec 2016, In: Discourse, Context and Media
  • Interviewing Adult Witnesses, Including Vulnerable Witnesses, Dando, C., Geiselman, E., MacLeod, N., Griffiths, A. Dec 2015, Communication in Investigative and Legal Contexts, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Lexico-grammatical portraits of vulnerable women in war: the 1641 Depositions, MacLeod, N., Fennell, B. Jan 2012, In: Journal of Historical Pragmatics
  • Rogues, villaines & base trulls: Constructing the other in the 1641 Depositions, MacLeod, N. 2012, The 1641 Depositions and the Irish Rebellion, Pickering & Chatto


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