I research and teach religious language, and most of my work focuses on issues affecting vulnerable people within religious communities, particularly the Christian church. My book, Introduction to Religious Language, was published by Bloomsbury in 2021.

I’m also interested in English for Specific Purposes and disciplinary discourse, particularly that of philosophy.
I publish in a diverse range of disciplinary areas and publications, both within academic and beyond.

I run the site Language and Religion.

You can find video abstracts of some of my recent work on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/drvaleriehobbs


BA, English Literature – Covenant College
Summer Institute of Linguistics – University of North Dakota
MA, Applied Linguistics with TESOL – Georgia State University
PhD, Applied Linguistics – University of Sheffield

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