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    Research Interests

    I primarily do research on language aggression and impoliteness. I am interested in online offensive and abusive language and other similar phenomena, such as cyberbullying, trolling and hate crime. I look at these issues through the lens of pragmatics and discourse analysis. 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 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.

    Teaching Activity

    I teach the following modules at Aston:


    Language Policy and Planning

    Language of the Law

    Practical Applications of Linguistics


    Language as Evidence

    Discourse Analysis

    Contact Details

    Room: NW910

    Phone: 0121 204 3045



    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

    • 6 Article
    • 1 Chapter
    • 1 Book/Film/Article review

    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

  • Book review: Marina Terkourafi (ed.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Im/politeness

    Tayebi, T., 1 Feb 2017, In : Discourse Studies. 19, 1, p. 120-121

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Cultural linguistics and impoliteness: A case study from Persian

    Tayebi, T. & Sharifian, F., 2017, Advances in cultural linguistics. Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Perception of (im)politeness and the underlying cultural conceptualisations: A study of Persian

    Sharifian, F. & Tayebi, T., 10 Aug 2017, In : Pragmatics and Society. 8, 2, p. 231-253 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle