Prof.
Maria Elena Placencia

Linguist

 am Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Spanish at Birkbeck, University of London.

My research interests are in the areas of (digital) discourse analysis, sociopragmatics, variational pragmatics and inter-/cross-cultural communication.

I have published extensively in these areas and have contributed chapters to several handbooks and encyclopaedias in the field (e.g., Pragmatics of Social Media; Pragmatics of Society, Pragmática) and to numerous other international volumes.

I have also (co-)edited several special issues and volumes focusing on a range of topics such as pragmatic variation in service encounters, small talk, (im)politeness, discourse markers, and complimenting behaviour.

My current research is on hate speech in social media.

I am on the editorial board of several international journals

Prof.
Maria Elena Placencia

Linguist

 am Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Spanish at Birkbeck, University of London.

My research interests are in the areas of (digital) discourse analysis, sociopragmatics, variational pragmatics and inter-/cross-cultural communication.

I have published extensively in these areas and have contributed chapters to several handbooks and encyclopaedias in the field (e.g., Pragmatics of Social Media; Pragmatics of Society, Pragmática) and to numerous other international volumes.

I have also (co-)edited several special issues and volumes focusing on a range of topics such as pragmatic variation in service encounters, small talk, (im)politeness, discourse markers, and complimenting behaviour.

My current research is on hate speech in social media.

I am on the editorial board of several international journals