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    Personal profile


    I am a Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics. Before joining Aston, I was a Lecturer at the University of Reading and an Associate Lecturer at Monash University, Australia, where I also did my PhD.


    Contact Details

    Room: NW910

    Phone: 0121 204 3045


    Twitter: @tahmineh_tayebi


    Research Interests

    My research is on language aggression and impoliteness. I am interested in online offensive language, cyberbullying, online abuse and hate comments. I also have an interest in analysing the role of the ‘offendee’, or rather the ‘victim’, in online abuse and bullying and how it can potentially lead to proposing preventative measures. I look at these issues through the lens of pragmatics and discourse analysis.

    I have conducted extensive research on impoliteness and aggression in both online and face-to-face interactions. Outputs of these projects have been published in some of the leading journals of the field.


    PhD Supervision

    I would be happy to talk to prospective PhD applicants interested in any of the following areas: Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Forensic Linguistics, Im/politeness theory, Cyberbullying, Language aggression and conflict.


    Teaching Activity

    I have been involved in teaching the following modules at Aston:


    English Language across Time and Space

    Written Text Analysis

    Language of the Law

    Practical Applications of Linguistics


    Linguistics in Legal Contexts

    Language as Evidence

    Discourse Analysis



    PhD in Linguistics, Monash University, Australia 

    MA in Applied Linguistics, University of Isfahan, Iran

    BA in Translation Studies, University of Isfahan, Iran

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    Research Output

    • 8 Article
    • 1 Chapter
    • 1 Book/Film/Article review
    • 1 Blog Post
    Open Access
  • Taking offence at the (un)said: Towards a more radical contextualist approach

    Parvaresh, V. & Tayebi, T., 16 Oct 2020, In : Journal of Politeness Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Why people take offence

    Tayebi, T., 4 Mar 2020

    Research output: Other contributionBlog Post

    Open Access
  • Implying an impolite belief: A case of tikkeh in Persian

    Tayebi, T., 23 Feb 2018, In : Intercultural Pragmatics. 15, 1, p. 89-113 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Impoliteness, aggression and the moral order

    Parvaresh, V. & Tayebi, T., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 132, p. 91-107 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle