Weapons of mass extinction: on biocides, hedgehogs and climate change

Meet Henry   It’s a cool, bright October afternoon. Walking through the park, I notice a small spikey ball, listless among the leaves. This is a dangerous time for autumn juveniles, hedgehogs born late in summer, as they may not be able to gain enough weight to carry them through hibernation. Covered in ticks and… Continue reading Weapons of mass extinction: on biocides, hedgehogs and climate change

What did I learn at the White Rose Doctoral Training: Working in Partnership Residential?

If your PhD is looking for real solutions out there in the real world then you will need to create links with stakeholders you identify as key participants that will help you answer your research question. This means getting companies, NGOs, public sector entities, and private individuals to take part in your research, as either… Continue reading What did I learn at the White Rose Doctoral Training: Working in Partnership Residential?

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

I spy on my way to #CADAAD2018… Integration support or gatekeeping?

The Times, 3rd July Although The Times is not my first choice of newspaper, it does provide interesting news and pieces to examine linguistically. Taking a free copy of The Times at Gatwick airport to read on the plane on my way to CADAAD (Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines)  (on which… Continue reading I spy on my way to #CADAAD2018… Integration support or gatekeeping?

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

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!

Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis

22 November 2017, Manchester #discourseactivism For some, academia is a pathway to develop personal and cumulative knowledge, engaging in mentally stimulating work. But for others, academic research (and teaching!) is an inseparable component from their personal moral and ethical paradigms. The location of this conference makes the discussions and our subject matter tangible and urgent.… Continue reading Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis