I adore pigs! look at Esther – she’s so cute! Look at her little front teethies! She’s pigtastic! (as her dads would say.) *Squeee* If this is the first time you’re hearing about Esther T.W. Pig, I suggest you drop everything you’re doing, including reading this blog, and head on over to her facebook. What… Continue reading Ecolinguistics and Esther T.W. Pig?
From Wired, Nov. 2016 The sad and cruel semiotic and linguistic representation of lab animals. ‘I spy’ is a little corner of linguistic landscapes observed everywhere around us. Any contributions welcomed. The author is willing to remove any content that may infringe on copyrights
“We’re features of power. We can’t decide not to be a part of it. Power is what we’re made of. Power is relations with other people, trying to do things in the world”. Trevor Paglen
Maybe not quite just yet. Persephone Books is a magical land of “reprinted neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers”. The cover is this beautiful fabric end-paper with matching bookmarks. Definitely worth a visit. (Plus, you should go to the next-door Senate House library if you get a chance). Marginalizing feminism According to… Continue reading Feminism is dead.
YOU like rap and hiphop?! Not many people know this about me, but I love rap and hip-hop. I remember the moment I got into it. It was when I first heard those immortal words: “Hi my name is“… A total crush on Slim Shady, followed by a somewhat suggestive poster of him wearing nothing… Continue reading First things first I’m a linguist
The author is willing to remove any content that may infringe on copyrights An interesting research that is under way in Ecolinguistics is whether using terms such as vegan or plant-based or vegetarian makes a difference in people’s perception of the movement and lifestyle, and ultimately their adoption of it. The use of the word… Continue reading Happy World Vegan Day!
Too often I get asked: Socio-what? (or Socio-wo?, if you’re in London and a master of the glottal stop) what is it that you study again? It’s about time I start to refer people to read it up on my blog and get into the business of…