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 […]
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
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?
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
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
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
In Metro, 14 February, 2017 Animals are the hidden victims of war and violence, a fact often conveniently overlooked. Throughout the history of human conflict, animals have been used as military tools for war. As far back as 3 B.C., Hannibal famously used elephants to help him in his campaigns. Since then there has been… Continue reading I spy…A dog’s life