The British National Corpus 2014

On Saturday, 12th May, I had the excellent opportunity to join the CASS team and dedicated volunteers in contributing to the building of the new #BNC 2014 corpus, which will be sampling the new emerging language of British English. This corpus will be an updated version of the first BNC built in 1994 in collaboration… Continue reading The British National Corpus 2014

Extinction Network: Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene Workshop

24 April 2018, University of York Cover image: Tammy MacKay, ‘Rhinoceros (State III)’, Photopolymer Print, Rhinoceros Series (2017) in Extinction Network (2018) ‘Northern Animals #3: Extinction in the Anthropocene’, University of York As my project centres on species extinction, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend this one-day workshop, organised by the Extinction Network Project… Continue reading Extinction Network: Northern Animals: Extinction in the Anthropocene Workshop

What can CDA and Ecolinguistics contribute to Social and Environmental Accounting? 2 Days at the Toulouse Business School in search of better stories to live by

After meeting Prof Delphine Gibassier at the conference in Hamburg and sharing my plans for my methodology and passion for CDA and ecolinguistics, she kindly and generously invited me to her faculty at the Toulouse Business Centre to disseminate and share how CDA and ecolinguistics can be operationalized in social and environmental research. The most… Continue reading What can CDA and Ecolinguistics contribute to Social and Environmental Accounting? 2 Days at the Toulouse Business School in search of better stories to live by

Accounting for Biodiversity Symposium

In this very first post on environmental accounting I bring you highlights from some of the world’s leading social and environmental accountants’ current work. Last Thursday, I had the wonderful opportunity to be invited to meet many current scholars in the field whose work I admire. As followers of my blog @Sociolinguini, you may know… Continue reading Accounting for Biodiversity Symposium

Some thoughts on cat cafes

(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

The importance of grammar: A talk by David Crystal

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

Exciting opportunity to study Ecolinguistics!

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!