Edward Reynolds

Office: Communication, Horton Social Science Center Rm 140, Durham, NH 03824
Edward Reynolds

Edward Reynolds has a PHD in communication and currently teaches language and social interaction in the Department of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. Edward’s research explores topics of conflict and the body in human communication. Edward has explored both everyday contexts of conflict, medical settings and the sport of powerlifting. Edward has published on conflict and deception in journals such as the British Journal of Social Psychology and Discourse Studies. Edward is also a competitive powerlifter, coach and referee.


  • Ph.D., University of Queensland
  • M.A., Australian National University
  • B.A., Australian National University

Research Interests

  • Addictions
  • Communication scholarship on sport and medicine which is real world and experiential
  • Conflict/Dispute Resolution
  • Drugs/Drug Abuse
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociology of Language
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports/Athletics
  • War/Conflict

Courses Taught

  • CMN 457: Intro Lang & Soc Interaction
  • CMN 572: Analysis Lang & Soc Interactn
  • CMN 575: Research Practicum
  • CMN 580: Lying, Deception and the Truth
  • CMN 598: Spc Top/Lying Deception &Truth
  • CMN 599: Internship
  • CMN 666: Conversation Analysis
  • CMN 698: Seminar Interpersonal Studies
  • CMN 702: Sem/Interpersonal Comm Theory
  • CMN 799H: Honors Thesis

Selected Publications

Reynolds, E. (2017). Description of membership and enacting membership: Seeing-a-lift, being a team. Journal of Pragmatics, 118, 99-119. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2017.05.008

Evans, B., & Reynolds, E. (2016). The Organization of Corrective Demonstrations Using Embodied Action in Sports Coaching Feedback. Symbolic Interaction, 39(4), 525-556. doi:10.1002/symb.255

Reynolds, E. (2015). How participants in arguments challenge the normative position of an opponent. Discourse Studies, 17(3), 299-316. doi:10.1177/1461445615571198

Reynolds, E. J., & Fitzgerald, R. (2015). Challenging Normativity: re-appraising category, bound, tied and predicated features. In R. Fitzgerald, & W. Housley (Eds.), Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis. Sage Publications Limited.

Reynolds, E., Harris, J., Rintel, S., Danby, S., & Theobald, M. (2012). “What’s going on here?” The pedagogy of a data analysis session.. In S. Danby, & A. Lee (Eds.), Reshaping Doctoral Education International Approaches and Pedagogies (pp. 86-93). Routledge.

Reynolds, E. (2011). Enticing a challengeable in arguments. Pragmatics. Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), 21(3), 411-430. doi:10.1075/prag.21.3.06rey

Reynolds, E., & Rendle-Short, J. (2011). Cues to deception in context: Response latency/gaps in denials and blame shifting. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50(3), 431-449. doi:10.1348/014466610x520104

Most Cited Publications