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

Event Report: Utopian Protein, or Eating Well in the World to Come – a talk by Dr John Miller, University of Sheffield

I recently wrote this blog entry for ShARC – Sheffield Human Animal Research Centre Reblogged here: The following is a guest post by Mira Lieberman, who is a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, funded by the Grantham Centre for Future Sustainability, and a member of ShARC. *** Utopian Protein, or Eating Well in… Continue reading Event Report: Utopian Protein, or Eating Well in the World to Come – a talk by Dr John Miller, University of Sheffield

Dear Goldsmiths,

Undertaking a degree of any level is as much about the knowledge and self-development as it is stretching your limits, going beyond your comfort zone, and questioning. Questioning everything you knew and thought about yourself, your knowledge about the world and the way you position yourself, and the way you are positioned in it. My… Continue reading Dear Goldsmiths,

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Symposium 2017

23 October 2017, Firth Court, The University of Sheffield Being a Grantham scholar, I have the privileged opportunity to attend this year’s symposium showcasing multidisciplinary sustainability research across many faculties The theme of the symposium this year is FEWER – Food, Energy, Water and Environmental Research and keynote speakers included Joanna Haigh, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate… Continue reading Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures Symposium 2017

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