Welcome to the Sociolinguini blog where everything socio- and eco- linguistics is brought to the fore in an attempt to make those wonderful thinkers more mainstream and accessible to everyone. So much great stuff is tucked away in dusty, moldy academic libraries. I will bravely venture in there, read all those articles, summarise them and discuss them here with you.
I am currently doing my PhD at The Sheffield University Management School in Social and Environmental Accounting. My research focuses on hedgehog extinction as a case study for implementing an extinction accounting framework. Specifically, I use Critical Discourse Analysis, ecolinguistics and sociolinguistics to examine and analyse integrated reports and interviews with multinational corporations, local UK councils and NGOs to uncover how hedgehogs and other animals are represented, thought about and accounted for. You can read more about my project at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures here.
I am also a subject representative for human and animal studies and bibliography editor and co-convenor for the International Ecolinguistics Association.
When not blogging, I read, go to undisclosed punk gigs and swim in natural bodies of water. As you can see above, I LOVE pigs and volunteer at Brook Farm Sanctuary whenever I can. Rosie the pig loves maple figs 🙂 I also fund raise for Hillside Animal Sanctuary in VegFest events and Animal Aid fairs and take part in our local animal rights activism!