Prof Alan Durant


NameProf Alan Durant
Job titleProfessor of Communication
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5208-4718
Contact categoryResearcher (past)

Research outputs

What’s in a name? Linguistic and legal aspects of company names, product and service names, trademarks, and brands

Durant, A. and Davis, J. 2023. What’s in a name? Linguistic and legal aspects of company names, product and service names, trademarks, and brands. in: Nick, I. (ed.) Names, Naming, and the Law: Onomastics, Identity, Power, and Policy New York Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Peter Goodrich, Advanced Introduction to Law and Literature (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton MA, USA), 2021.pp. 119 [Book review]

Durant, A. 2022. Peter Goodrich, Advanced Introduction to Law and Literature (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton MA, USA), 2021.pp. 119 [Book review]. Law & Literature. 34 (2), pp. 279-290. https://doi.org/10.1080/1535685X.2021.2011049

Directions in intellectual property law research: a linguistic contribution

Durant, A. and Davis, J. 2021. Directions in intellectual property law research: a linguistic contribution. in: Calboli, I. and Montagnani, M. (ed.) Handbook on Intellectual Property Law Research: Lenses, Methods, and Approaches Oxford Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 344-360

Environment

Allan, K. and Durant, A. 2019. Environment. Critical Quarterly. 61 (3), pp. 67-84. https://doi.org/10.1111/criq.12492

Value

Durant, A. 2018. Value. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 368-371

Rights

Durant, A. 2018. Rights. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 315-318

Property

Durant, A. 2018. Property. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 279-282

Market

Durant, A. 2018. Market. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 228-231

Information

Durant, A. 2018. Information. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 199-205

Global

Durant, A. 2018. Global. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 171-174

Enterprise

Durant, A. 2018. Enterprise. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 117-120

Linguistic analysis in trade mark law: current approaches and new challenges

Durant, A. and Davis, J. 2018. Linguistic analysis in trade mark law: current approaches and new challenges. in: Visconti, J. (ed.) Handbook of Communication in the Legal Sphere Berlin Walter de Gruyter.

Opinion

Durant, A. 2018. Opinion. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 260-263

Legitimate

Durant, A. 2018. Legitimate. in: Keywords Project, T., MacCabe, C. and Yanacek, H. (ed.) Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 211-214

A story of rights: from word and conceptualisation to law and cultural narrative

Durant, A. 2017. A story of rights: from word and conceptualisation to law and cultural narrative. The Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL). 63 (4), pp. 623-640. https://doi.org/10.15794/jell.2017.63.4.001

Seeing sense: the complexity of key words that tell us what law is

Durant, A. 2018. Seeing sense: the complexity of key words that tell us what law is. in: Leung, J. and Durant, A. (ed.) Meaning and Power in the Language of Law Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press. pp. 32-70

Editors' Introduction

Durant, A. and Leung, J. 2018. Editors' Introduction. in: Leung, J. and Durant, A. (ed.) Meaning and Power in the Language of Law Cambridge UK Cambridge University Press. pp. 1-16

Meaning and power in the language of law

Leung, J. and Durant, A. (ed.) 2018. Meaning and power in the language of law. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.

Pragmatics in legal interpretation

Durant, A. and Leung, J. 2017. Pragmatics in legal interpretation. in: Barron, A., Gu, Y. and Steen, G. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics London Routledge. pp. 535-549

Language and law: a resource book for students

Durant, A. and Leung, J. 2016. Language and law: a resource book for students. London Routledge.

HAVE A BREAK and the changing demands of trademark registration

Davis, J. and Durant, A. 2015. HAVE A BREAK and the changing demands of trademark registration. Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property Law. 5 (2), pp. 132-156. https://doi.org/10.4337/qmjip.2015.02.02

Harold Berman's: Law and Language [Book review]

Durant, A. 2015. Harold Berman's: Law and Language [Book review]. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique. 28 (2), pp. 427-432. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11196-014-9389-2

Media stylistics

Lambrou, M. and Durant, A. 2014. Media stylistics. in: Stockwell, P. and Whitely, S. (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 503-519

Using literary texts in ELT: retrospect and challenges

Durant, A. 2013. Using literary texts in ELT: retrospect and challenges. in: Toyota, M. and Kikuchi, S. (ed.) New Horizons in English Language Teaching: Language, Literature and Education Kyoto Kansai Gaidai University Press. pp. 1-35

Ways of reading: advanced reading skills for students of literature

Montgomery, M., Durant, A., Furniss, T. and Mills, S. 2012. Ways of reading: advanced reading skills for students of literature. London Routledge.

Reading cases in interdisciplinary studies of law and literature

Durant, A. 2012. Reading cases in interdisciplinary studies of law and literature. in: Wan, M. (ed.) Reading the legal case: cross-currents between law and the humanities UK Routledge. pp. 11-28

'Making one's language as one goes along': Wong Phui Nam's 'Ways of Exile'.

Durant, A. 1993. 'Making one's language as one goes along': Wong Phui Nam's 'Ways of Exile'. in: Nam, W. (ed.) Ways of Exile: Poems from the First Decade. London Skoob Books Pub Ltd. pp. 145-157

To protect or not to protect? The eligibility of commercially-used short verbal texts for copyright and trade mark protection

Davis, J. and Durant, A. 2011. To protect or not to protect? The eligibility of commercially-used short verbal texts for copyright and trade mark protection. Intellectual Property Quarterly.

'Culture' and 'communication' in intercultural communication.

Durant, A. and Shepherd, I. 2009. 'Culture' and 'communication' in intercultural communication. European Journal of English Studies. 13 (2), pp. 147-162.

How does substantial similarity of expression in infringement actions look from a linguistic point of view?

Durant, A. 2010. How does substantial similarity of expression in infringement actions look from a linguistic point of view? in: Bently, L., Davis, J. and Ginsburg, J. (ed.) Copyright and Piracy: an interdisciplinary critique Cambridge University Press.

Meaning in the media: discourse, controversy and debate

Durant, A. 2010. Meaning in the media: discourse, controversy and debate. Cambridge University Press.

Review article. Circulation and stability: language, law and money in Chris Hutton’s 'Language, Meaning and the Law'

Durant, A. 2009. Review article. Circulation and stability: language, law and money in Chris Hutton’s 'Language, Meaning and the Law'. Language & Communication. 29 (4), pp. 394-400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2009.06.001

Language and media: a resource book for students

Durant, A. and Lambrou, M. 2009. Language and media: a resource book for students. Routledge.

How can I tell the trade mark on a piece of gingerbread from all the other marks on it? Naming and meaning in verbal trademark signs

Durant, A. 2008. How can I tell the trade mark on a piece of gingerbread from all the other marks on it? Naming and meaning in verbal trademark signs. in: Bently, L., Davis, J. and Ginsburg, J. (ed.) Trade Marks and Brands: an interdisciplinary critique. Cambridge University Press.

The significance is in the selection: identifying contemporary keywords

Durant, A. 2008. The significance is in the selection: identifying contemporary keywords. Critical Quarterly. 50 (1-2), pp. 122-142. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8705.2008.00815.x

Four ways of looking at a keyword: introduction

Adamson, S. and Durant, A. 2007. Four ways of looking at a keyword: introduction. Critical Quarterly. 49 (1), pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8705.2007.00772.x

Ways of reading: advanced reading skills for students of English literature. 3rd edition

Montgomery, M., Durant, A., Furniss, T., Mills, S. and Fabb, N. 2007. Ways of reading: advanced reading skills for students of English literature. 3rd edition. Routledge.

Raymond Williams's Keywords: investigating meanings ‘offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed’

Durant, A. 2006. Raymond Williams's Keywords: investigating meanings ‘offered, felt for, tested, confirmed, asserted, qualified, changed’. Critical Quarterly. 48 (4), pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8705.2006.00743.x

Politics and language: Meaning and public deception: a tale of more than ‘very, very few people’

Durant, A. 2006. Politics and language: Meaning and public deception: a tale of more than ‘very, very few people’. Critical Quarterly. 48 (2), pp. 85-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8705.2006.00708.x

Orality and literacy.

Durant, A. 2005. Orality and literacy. in: Groden, M., Kreiswirth, M. and Szeman, I. (ed.) The Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory and criticism. The John Hopkins University Press.

How to write essays and dissertations: a guide for English literature students. 2nd edition

Fabb, N. and Durant, A. 2005. How to write essays and dissertations: a guide for English literature students. 2nd edition. Pearson Education Ltd.

There may be regular guys but there are no regular native speakers: lexis and native-speaker-like competence.

Durant, A. 2005. There may be regular guys but there are no regular native speakers: lexis and native-speaker-like competence. in: Granath, S., Miliander, J. and Wenno, E. (ed.) Essays in honour of Moira Linnarud. Karlstad University Press. pp. 31-45

Facts and meanings in British Cultural Studies.

Durant, A. 2003. Facts and meanings in British Cultural Studies. in: Bassnett, S. (ed.) Studying British Cultures: an introduction. Routledge. pp. 20-40

Comprehension and problem-solving in the literature classroom.

Durant, A. 2003. Comprehension and problem-solving in the literature classroom. in: Saito, Y. (ed.) Eigo No Osie-Kata Manabi-Kata [in English: ‘Teaching and Learning English: integrating language, literature and culture']. University of Tokyo Press. pp. 33-56

Tess of the D’ Urbervilles

Hardy, T. Durant, A. (ed.) 2002. Tess of the D’ Urbervilles. Harmondsworth Penguin.

Applying linguistics: questions of language and law.

Durant, A. 2002. Applying linguistics: questions of language and law. in: Hidetaka, I. and Komori, Y. (ed.) Praxis of Language. University of Tokyo Press.

Reading mixed reception: the case of 'The Satanic Verses'.

Durant, A. and Izarra, L. 2001. Reading mixed reception: the case of 'The Satanic Verses'. CAUCE, Revista de Filologia y su Didactica.

What future for interpretive work in Film and Media Studies?

Durant, A. 2000. What future for interpretive work in Film and Media Studies? Screen: the journal of the Society for Education in Film and Television. 41 (1), pp. 7-17. https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/41.1.7

Meaning trouble-spots: critical discourse analysis and social engagement.

Durant, A. 1998. Meaning trouble-spots: critical discourse analysis and social engagement. in: Rojo, L. and Whittaker, R. (ed.) Poder-decir o el poder de los discursos. Arrecife Producciones & Ediciones de la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. pp. 121-147

Exploring inferences prompted by reading a very short story.

Durant, A. 1998. Exploring inferences prompted by reading a very short story. Perspectives: Journal of TESOL Italy. XXIV (1), pp. 45-55.

Designing groupwork activities: a case study

Durant, A. 1996. Designing groupwork activities: a case study. in: Carter, R. and McRae, J. (ed.) Language, literature, and the learner: creative classroom practice Longman. pp. 65-88

On the interpretation of allusions and other innuendo meanings in libel actions: the value of semantic and pragmatic evidence.

Durant, A. 1996. On the interpretation of allusions and other innuendo meanings in libel actions: the value of semantic and pragmatic evidence. International Journal of Speech Language and the Law. 3 (2), pp. 195-210.

Introduction to 'Language through Literature' approaches to teaching Literature in English in L2 contexts.

Durant, A. 1995. Introduction to 'Language through Literature' approaches to teaching Literature in English in L2 contexts. Sprak Och Fiktion.

Literacy and Literature: priorities in English studies towards 2000.

Durant, A. 1995. Literacy and Literature: priorities in English studies towards 2000. in: Korte, B. and Muller, K. (ed.) Anglistische Lehre Aktuell: probleme, perspektiven, praxis. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. pp. 37-59

Compacted doctrines: Empson and the meanings of words.

Durant, A. and MacCabe, C. 1993. Compacted doctrines: Empson and the meanings of words. in: Norris, C. and Mapp, N. (ed.) William Empson: the critical achievement Cambridge University Press. pp. 170-195

Intelligence: issues in a word or a field.

Durant, A. 1991. Intelligence: issues in a word or a field. Social Intelligence. 1 (3), pp. 171-178.

Noises offscreen: could a crisis of confidence be good for media studies?

Durant, A. 1991. Noises offscreen: could a crisis of confidence be good for media studies? Screen: the journal of the Society for Education in Film and Television. 32 (4), pp. 407-428. https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/32.4.407

A new day for music? digital technology in contemporary music-making

Durant, A. 1990. A new day for music? digital technology in contemporary music-making. in: Hayward, P. (ed.) Culture, technology & creativity in the late twentieth century London Arts Council and Libbey Press. pp. 175-196

Literary studies in action

Durant, A. and Fabb, N. 1990. Literary studies in action. Routledge.

Improvisation in the political economy of music

Durant, A. 1989. Improvisation in the political economy of music. in: Norris, C. (ed.) Music and the politics of culture Lawrence and Wishart. pp. 252-282

The linguistics of writing: arguments between language and literature

Fabb, N., Attridge, D., Durant, A. and MacCabe, C. 1987. The linguistics of writing: arguments between language and literature. Manchester University Press.

The concept of secondary orality: observations about speech and text in modern communications media.

Durant, A. 1984. The concept of secondary orality: observations about speech and text in modern communications media. The Dalhousie Review. 64 (2), pp. 332-353.

Conditions of music

Durant, A. 1984. Conditions of music. London Macmillan.

Ezra Pound, identity in crisis: a fundamental reassessment of the poet and his work

Durant, A. 1981. Ezra Pound, identity in crisis: a fundamental reassessment of the poet and his work. The Harvester Press and Barnes & Noble.
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