Dr Marina Lambrou

Position: Associate Professor
School: Humanities
Email: M.Lambrou@kingston.ac.uk
Extension: 67063
Location: Room PR HH 0007, Holmwood House, Penrhyn Road


I joined English Language and Communication at Kingston University in May 2008, having previously worked at the University of East London, Goldsmiths College (University of London) and Middlesex University. Prior to teaching at HE level, I was the Evening Director at International House Language School, London where I also taught ELT for many years.

My research interests include: Stylistics: literary and non literary linguistics, with a focus on narratives of personal experience; Narratology; Discourse analysis of spoken and written texts; Language and Media: understanding the linguistic strategies underlying media language and the mediation of texts; Sociolinguistics and language and identity: how social factors such as age and gender contribute to language variation; Intercultural communication; and Research Methods and Ethnography: collecting naturally occurring language.

Educational and professional qualifications

2005 PhD “Story patterns in oral narratives: a variationist critique of Labov and Waletzky’s model of narrative schemas” , Middlesex University
1999. Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DipELTA) , International House, London
1999 MA in Applied Linguistics: Sociocultural Approaches , Goldsmith College, University of London
1998 BA (Hons) in Communication Studies (Major), English & Literary Studies and TEFL , Middlesex University
1986 RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) , International House


I teach across two Schools - Humanities and Education - where I am module leader and teach on both post-graduate and undergraduate programmes. These programmes are: MA Language and Society; MA Media and Communication; MA Education (ELT); and BA English Language and Communication.

Research supervision

I am currently supervising one Phd student. Each year, I supervise several MA dissertaions.

I would welcome Phd proposals in the following subjects: stylistics: literary and non literary linguistics; narratives including personal; narratives; discourse analysis (spoken and written texts); language and media; and sociolinguistics including intercultural communication.

Research areas

Professional activity

I am a member of The Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA), an international academic association for those who work in stylistics, poetics, and associated fields of language and linguistics. I am currently Treasurer for PALA.

I am also a member of the Centre for Narrative Research (CNR) and International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN).

I am on the Editorial Board of of the journal Social Semiotics (CUP).

Research outputs

Number of items: 18.


Lambrou, Marina (2016) Telling stories. Lingo: The Language Magazine for Young Readers, 1(3), pp. 22-23.

Lambrou, Marina [Reviewer] (2014) Book review of: 'Corpus stylistics and Dickens's fiction' by Michaela Malhberg. English Language & Linguistics, 18(1), pp. 202-207. ISSN (print) 1360-6743

Lambrou, M. (2014) Narrative, text and time: telling the same story twice in the oral narrative reporting of 7/7. Language and Literature, 23(1), pp. 32-48. ISSN (print) 0963-9470

Lambrou, Marina (2003) Collaborative oral narratives of general experience: when an interview becomes a conversation. Language and Literature, 12(2), pp. 153-174. ISSN (print) 0963-9470


Lambrou, Marina (2016) Disnarration and the unmentioned in fact and fiction. London, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 112p. ISBN 9781137507778 (In Press)

Durant, Alan and Lambrou, Marina (2009) Language and media: a resource book for students. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. 269p. (Routledge English Language Introductions) ISBN 9780415475747

Lambrou, Marina and Stockwell, Peter, eds. (2007) Contemporary stylistics. London, U.K. : Continuum. 287p. ISBN 9780826493859

Book Section

Lambrou, Marina (2017) Dialogism in journalistic discourse: an analysis of Ian McEwan's "Savagely Awoken". In: Thomas, Bronwen and Mildorf, Jarmila, (eds.) Dialogue across Media. Amsterdam : John Benjamins. pp. 137-154. (Dialogue Studies, no. 28) ISBN 9789027210456 (In Press)

Lambrou, Marina (2015) Discourse stylistics. In: Sotirova, Violeta, (ed.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Stylistics. London, U.K. : Continuum. (In Press)

Lambrou, M. (2015) Pedagogical stylistics in an ELT teacher training setting: a case study. In: Teranishi, M. , Saito, Y. and Wales, K., (eds.) Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroom. London : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 335-355. ISBN 9781137443656 (In Press)

Lambrou, Marina (2014) Narratives of trauma re-lived: the ethnographer's paradox and other tales. In: Thomas, Bronwen and Round, Julia, (eds.) Real lives and celebrity stories: narratives of ordinary and extraordinary people across media. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 113-128. ISBN 9781441102386

Lambrou, Marina (2014) Stylistics, conversation analysis and the cooperative principle. In: Burke, Michael, (ed.) The Routledge handbook of stylistics. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 136-154. (Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies) ISBN 9780415527903

Lambrou, Marina and Durant, Alan (2014) The analysis of the media. In: Stockwell, Peter and Whitely, Sarah, (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. pp. 503-519. (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics) ISBN 9781107028876

Lambrou, Marina (2011) Teaching non-literary stylistics. In: Jeffries, Lesley and McIntyre, Dan, (eds.) Teaching Stylistics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. (Teaching the New English) ISBN 9780230235878

Lambrou, Marina and Stockwell, Peter (2007) Introduction: the state of contemporary stylistics. In: Lambrou, Marina and Stockwell, Peter, (eds.) Contemporary stylistics. London, U.K. : Continuum. pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780826493859

Lambrou, Marina (2007) Oral accounts of personal experiences: when is a narrative a recount? In: Lambrou, Marina and Stockwell, Peter, (eds.) Contemporary stylistics. London, U.K. : Continuum. pp. 195-208. ISBN 9780826493859

Lambrou, Marina (2007) Telling stories: males and females doing gender in personal narratives about trouble. In: Jeffries, Lesley , McIntyre, Dan and Bousfield, Derek, (eds.) Stylistics and social cognition: PALA 25. Amsterdam : Rodopi. pp. 125-139. (PALA, no. 4) ISBN 9789042023123


Lambrou, Marina (2005) Story patterns in oral narratives : a variationist critique of Labov and Waletzky's model of narrative schemas. (PhD thesis), Middlesex University.

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