Annabelle Lukin

Associate Professor,

  • 44 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile


Annabelle is Associate Professor of Linguistics, and one of two Department HDR Directors. Her research interests include the study of language in politics, media, healthcare and literature. In 2019 she published a War and its Ideologies: A Social-Semiotic Theory and Description, a book based on 15 years on research into how language legitimates some forms of violence while stigmatizing others. Annabelle is interested in contributing to a better public understanding about the nature and power of language. She has been interviewed on commercial and public radio, and has contributed a number of articles to The Conversation.

Annabelle combines discourse analysis with corpus methods. She is an affiliate of the Sydney Corpus Lab.

She is a member of Communicators Declare, an organisation of communications, PR and marketing professionals who have declared they will not work for organisations that support continued use of polluting fossil fuels. 

Research interests

Media, power, politics, climate denialism, ideologies around war and violence, and, as a counter balance to these topics, the aesthetics of language in literature

Research engagement

Currently researching communications in inflammatory bowel disease with researchers and clinicians at Ingham Applied Medical Research Institute and Liverpool Hospital.

Research student supervision

Not currently available for PhD supervision until 2022.

Supervision areas: discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, media and political discourse, stylistics, healthcare communication


Annabelle convenes Ling2218 (Grammar and Meaning), and co-convenes Ling1109 (Language, Culture and Communication), Ling3392 (Discourse Analysis) and Ling7701 (Modern Linguistic Theories in the History of Human Sciences).

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Research Outputs

Review of Hart, Christopher (2014) Discourse, Grammar and Ideology: Functional and Cognitive Perspectives

Lukin, A., 2019, In : Language, Context and Text. 1, 1, p. 194-203 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

  • War and its ideologies: a social-semiotic theory and description

    Lukin, A., 2019, Singapore: Springer, Springer Nature. 283 p. (M. A. K. Halliday Library functional linguistics series)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Advanced cancer patients’ construction of self during oncology consultations: a transitivity concordance analysis

    Karimi, N., Lukin, A., Moore, A. R., Walczac, A. & Butow, P., Dec 2018, In : Functional linguistics. 5, p. 1-23 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Cancer care as an integrated practice: consultations between an oncologist and patients with advanced, incurable cancer

    Karimi, N., Moore, A. & Lukin, A., 2018, Perspectives from systemic functional linguistics. Sellami-Baklouti, A. & Fontaine, L. (eds.). New York ; London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 315-337 23 p. (Routledge studies in linguistics; vol. 18).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Language, linguistics and verbal art: the contribution of Ruqaiya Hasan to the study of literature

    Lukin, A., Nov 2018, On verbal art: ripples in a timeless world: essays in honour of Ruqaiya Hasan. Wegener, R., Neumann, S. & Oesterle, A. (eds.). Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing, p. 6-25 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter