(all photos in this post are courtesy of other people’s cats I’ve befriended on the street, and the lovely cats at the wonderful Sheffield Cat Shelter, where I am lucky to be a volunteer) While this is not a linguistic post as such, it does address the issue of pets and animal rights, which I… Continue reading Some thoughts on cat cafes
One of the things I realised in the last few months since I started my PhD here at the University of Sheffield is that education and the education system itself are not only about the receiving and disseminating of information (yes, ok, and promoting certain ideologies and more problematic aspects of mass education – but… Continue reading The importance of grammar: A talk by David Crystal
With the field of Ecolinguistics discipline growing in the past few years, so are opportunities for study! If you are interested in undertaking a BA English you can now do so at the University of Gloucestershire with Professor Arran Stibbe himself. The course has a lot of ecolinguistics and ecocriticism in it and it’s possible to join… Continue reading Exciting opportunity to study Ecolinguistics!
A book review I recently completed for the International Ecolinguistics Association’s journal Language & Ecology has been published and is free to download here. The book is a literary work by Cecil Pineda who direct an apology to all living beings. In her work she draws from a vast cross-disciplinary domains to underlie the importance of… Continue reading New Book Review!
Language is such a ubiquitous part of human tapestry, it is almost invisible from everyday contemplation. Unless you are a linguist. So it makes a nice occasion to see some metalanguage in Netflix’s new documentary/series on the Unabomber. The documentary, stretching over 8 exciting and gripping episodes, recounts the investigation and development of what is… Continue reading Cinelinguini: Netflix’s unabomber: what’s your ‘wudder’?
The last day of the conference’s theme is insurances and their models. Climate change becomes more and more apparent (not to say obvious) through increased natural disasters, tolling human and nonhuman animals’ lives. Financial markets have recognised the need to develop tools to better evaluate climate change and its impact on investments and insurance. An… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3
Here I bring you highlights from today’s papers presentations that are useful in extending theoretical observation into the practical application of accounting to enact corporate behavioral change. Our second day starts with a research paper on biodiversity accounting and conservation, elegantly delivered by fellow CSEAR member Delphine Gibassier (Toulouse Business School) where she asks: Can… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 2