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Frazer Heritage is a corpus linguist with a particular interest in the representation of gender and sexuality across different forms of digital media. His primary research interest examines how corpus linguistics can be used to study the representation of gender and sexuality in videogames. However, he also examines how members of the so called ‘manosphere’ discuss gendered social actors. Elsewhere, he has also used corpora to explore the representation of sexuality labels across different communicative modes and registers, examined internal register variation in the Spoken BNC2014, explored diachronic changes in modal verb usage by social groups, and has worked extensively on building a number of linguistic corpora.
Frazer has submitted his PhD for examination at Lancaster University, which was a corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis of how gender is represented in The Witcher videogame series. He also has a Masters by Research from The University of Birmingham, in which he examined how Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump used both metaphor and metonymy in one of their presidential debates.
He is currently the secretary for the British Association of Applied Linguist’s Language, Gender, and Sexuality Special Interest Group (BAAL’s LGaS SIG)
On this website, you will find his curriculum vitae, references to his previous and current publications, information about his ongoing research projects, information about his teaching, and blog posts about his research.