Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 4

Good morning in Lancaster University is not just a set greeting phrase, although today it’s bitter sweet – last day. Going down to the Market Place where we have our breakfast, I’m handed my trusty soya milk the staff kindly prepared for me and sit down with fellow summer schoolers to hear about their experience… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 4

Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2017 – Day 3

You know how some people go to music festivals like Glastonbury and they don’t know which stage to go to first? Well, today is like that for me.   Nothing short of seeing Rammstein (or insert your favourite band here), Dr Paul Baker lectures on corpus-based discourse analysis. The lecture hall is full and I… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School 2017 – Day 3

Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 2

Waking up in the green ‘park’ campus of LU means that all you can see from your window are trees and the beautiful northern countryside. This immediately makes me want to get ready for another day full of new things to learn. And new they are indeed. After another hearty breakfast at the university ‘Market… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 2

Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 1

27 June 2017 This week, I have been privileged enough to attend the Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School for Language Studies. What does that mean? Well, here’s what LU has to say: Corpus Linguistics for Language Studies is aimed at students studying Linguistics or Language studies, who want to develop skills in corpus methods.… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 1

The Esther Effect: Interactive Frames in the Case of Grassroots Animal Rights Activism

1 June 2017 I had the greatest opportunity to present a recent small-scale project at the 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Languages, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.  You can read my presentation slides: The Esther Effect- Conference ppt, read the full paper, or watch the presentation video here. “ There… Continue reading The Esther Effect: Interactive Frames in the Case of Grassroots Animal Rights Activism

4th International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Foreign Languages, Linguistics and Literature

1 June 2017 Today, 1st June, the Linguini attended and presented a paper at the 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Foreign Languages, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. Thanks to Marco Condorelli and his helpful team, the event was teeming with engaging presentations from international young researchers followed by… Continue reading 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Foreign Languages, Linguistics and Literature

Specialinguini reporting: The Stories We Live By – A Lecture by Dr Arran Stibbe

12 April 2017 The Environmental Humanities in Bath Spa University, a vibrant and passionate department led by Professor Kate Rigby, organised a fascinating opportunity to listen to Dr Arran Stibbe, founder of the International Ecolinguistics Association giving a lecture on his new free online course in Ecolinguistics: The Stories We Live By, also the title… Continue reading Specialinguini reporting: The Stories We Live By – A Lecture by Dr Arran Stibbe