Daniel Lees Fryer

Faculty of Business, Languages and Social Sciences
Norwegian version of this page Position
Associate Professor
Study place
Office nr.

Academic interests

Linguistics, social semiotics, multimodality, discourse analysis; scientific/medical discourse, the discourse of social movements, critical animal studies

Recent and forthcoming publications

  • Fryer, Daniel Lees. 2020. Grieg in the Henhouse: 12 Seconds at the Contested Intersections of Human and Nonhuman Animal Interests. In Meatsplaining: The Animal Agriculture Industry and the Rhetoric of Denial. Edited by Jason Hannan. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees. 2020. Forming a New Song within the Shell of the Old: Processes of Transformation, Recontextualization, and Prefiguration in the Lyrics of Joe Hill’s “The Preacher and the Slave”. In Song Translation Studies: Lyrics in Context(s). Edited by Johan Franzon, Annjo K. Greenall, Sigmund Kvam, Anastasia Parianou. Berlin: Frank & Timme.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees. 2021. Engagement in Medical Research Discourse. New York: Routledge.

For a full list of publications, see below.

Courses taught


I teach English at the Faculty of Business, Languages, and Social Sciences. I have a PhD in linguistics from the University of Gothenburg and master degrees in English language and publishing studies from the University of Oslo and the University of Stirling. I also have a bachelor degree in physics from the University of Liverpool.


  • Member of faculty board (link in Norwegian)
  • Coordinator for English foundation course (link in Norwegian), English extension course (link in Norwegian), and bachelor in society, language, and culture (link in Norwegian)
  • Union representative for Norwegian Association of Researchers (Forskerforbundet)
  • Member of board for Norwegian Study Centre in Great Britain (University of York)


Member of Nordic Society for Systemic Functional Linguistics and Social Semiotics and International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association 

Peer review work for Text & Talk and Functions of Language

Research groups

Tags: linguistics, social semiotics, multimodality, scientific discourse, social movements, critical animal studies


  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2019). Multiplying Engagement: Visual-Verbal Intersemiosis in an Online Medical Research Article, In Carmen Sancho Guinda (ed.),  Engagement in Professional Genres.  John Benjamins Publishing Company.  ISBN 9789027202185.  9.  s 157 - 178 Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2019). Smell as Social Semiotic: On the Deployment and Intersemiotic Potential of Smell, In Martin Kaltenbacher & Hartmut Stöckl (ed.),  Analyzing the Media: A Systemic Functional Approach.  Equinox Publishing.  ISBN 9781781796252.  Chapter 11.  s 189 - 204
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2016). Cut and Paste: Recontextualizing Meaning-Material in a Digital Environment, In Sheena Gardner & Sian Alsop (ed.),  Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age.  Equinox Publishing.  ISBN 9781781792384.  9.  s 151 - 165
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2015). Sonifying the Higgs: Choice and Coding Orientation in the Recontextualization of Quantitative Data, In Gunhild Kvåle; Eva Maagerø & Aslaug Veum (ed.),  Kontekst, språk og multimodalitet: Nyere sosialsemiotiske perspektiver.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-321-0433-8.  Kapittel 7.  s 123 - 137
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2014). Story of an image: notes on the recontextualization of a digital research-article figure, In Sian Alsop & Sheena Gardner (ed.),  Language in a digital age: be not afraid of digitality.  Coventry University.  ISBN 9781846000515.  Extended abstract.  s 50 - 56
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). Exploring the dialogism of academic discourse: heteroglossic engagement in medical research articles, In Gisle Andersen & Kristin Bech (ed.),  English corpus linguistics : variation in time, space and genre : selected papers from ICAME 32.  Brill|Rodopi.  ISBN 978-90-420-3679-6.  Kapittel.  s 183 - 207 Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2012). Analysis of the generic discourse features of the English-language medical research article: A systemic-functional approach. Functions of language.  ISSN 0929-998X.  19(1), s 5- 37 . doi: 10.1075/fol.19.1.01fry

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  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2020). #AllCatsAreBeautiful: Resisting State Power and Other Forms of Oppression on Social Media. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2020). Er staten løsningen?. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 20
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2020). Koppskattopptøyene 30 år – protestene som felte Thatcher. radikalportal.no.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2020). Love and Mutual Aid in the Time of Corona. PanMeMic.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2019). #AllCatsAreBeautiful: Visual-Verbal Representations of Cats in Online Liberationist Discourses. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2019). Anti-universitet nå!. Khrono.no.  ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2019). Engagement in Medical Research Discourse: A Multisemiotic Discourse-Semantic Study of Dialogic Positioning. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2019). Friske, rene, hardt arbeidende, norske kuer: dyrevelferd, miljøvern og det nasjonale på melkekartonger og pizzaesker. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2019). Ludditter?. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 21- 21
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2019). Peterloo: «Dere er mange, de er få». radikalportal.no.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2017). Brexit: Hvor ble det av venstresida?. radikalportal.no.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2017). ¡No pasarán! (Re)enacting the Battle of Cable Street on Social Media. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2016). Coffee and cinnamon buns: on the deployment and intersemiotic potential of smell. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2016). Slaget ved Cable Street – en seier for antifascismen. radikalportal.no.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2015). Samuel Beckett og akademisk skriving: Fordeler med å skrive på et andre- eller fremmedspråk, I: Kari Mari Jonsmoen & Marit Greek (red.),  Språkmangfold i utdanningen.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-46026-3.  Kapittel 6.  s 97 - 108 Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2014). Review of "Reading Visual Narratives: Image Analysis of Children’s Picture Books" (2013) by Painter, Martin, and Unsworth. Linguistics and the Human Sciences.  ISSN 1742-2906.  10(3), s 312- 321 . doi: 10.1558/lhs.v10i3.19618
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2014). Review of Verdaguer, Isabel, Natalia Judith Laso, and Danica Salazar (Eds). 2013. Biomedical English: A Corpus-based Approach. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Nordic Journal of English Studies.  ISSN 1654-6970.  13(3), s 218- 227
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees & Patel, Tulpesh (2014). Conference organizers for Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes (NFEAP) 8th Summer Seminar.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). Heteroglossic engagement and generic staging in English-language medical research articles. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). "Music is in everything": using sound to present (and perform) data in academic-literacies research. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). Review of Painter, Martin, and Unsworth (2013) "Reading Visual Narratives: Image Analysis of Children's Picture Books". Linguistlist.  ISSN 1068-4875.  24(2565)
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). Review of Pérez-Llantada (2012) "Scientific Discourse and the Rhetoric of Globalization". Linguistlist.  ISSN 1068-4875.  24(565)
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). Samuel Beckett og akademisk skriving: mulige fordeler med å skrive på et fremmedspråk i en akademisk kontekst. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). Sonifying the Higgs: choice and coding orientation in the sonification of data. Show summary
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). Story of an image: notes on the recontextualization of a digital research-article figure. Show summary
  • Gulden, Ann Torday; Patel, Tulpesh & Fryer, Daniel Lees (2013). Conference organizers for Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes (NFEAP) 7th Summer Seminar.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2012). Whose voice is it, anyway? Voice, positioning, and expectation in academic writing.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2011). Engaging with the literature, engaging with the reader: evaluation in academic writing.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2011). Exploring the dialogism of academic discourse: appraisal in a multimodal corpus of medical research articles.
  • Fryer, Daniel Lees (2011). Tale + skrift ≈ sant. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Gulden, Ann Torday; Fryer, Daniel Lees & Solli, Kristin (2010). 'Not too happy, but I just have to do it':Challenges in using English as method of instruction.

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