All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism #VegAPPG: Is it time for a legal definition of veganism?

18 July 2018 Yesterday I had the excellent opportunity to attend my first APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) meeting at the Houses of Parliament. I’m embarrassed to disclose that I’ve never been to the Houses of Parliament. Of course, working and studying in London for four years made sure I walked past the impressive Georgian building… Continue reading All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism #VegAPPG: Is it time for a legal definition of veganism?

7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 3

6 July 2018 This is the last day of the conference, and although it could have been nice to spend more time getting to know new colleagues, chat over delicious food and enjoy the sun, I feel I have already gained so much, founds new avenues to explore in my research and forged some really […]

7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 2

5 July 2018 I woke up to a cloudy day 2 of the conference here in Aalborg, which meant I would experience less of the FOMOS effect, fear of missing out of sunshine. Although Arran Stibbe, who presents later today would argue that we should see all types of weather positively. This day is a… Continue reading 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 2

7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 1

First of all I would like to thank the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and my supervisors, Prof. Jill Atkins and Dr. Robert McKay for their support and encouragement. I would also like to thank Lise-Lotte Holmgreen and the team for organising this excellent event. As always in my conference reports, I include an ongoing evaluation… Continue reading 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 1

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

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