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

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

Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 4

Good morning in Lancaster University is not just a set greeting phrase, although today it’s bitter sweet – last day. Going down to the Market Place where we have our breakfast, I’m handed my trusty soya milk the staff kindly prepared for me and sit down with fellow summer schoolers to hear about their experience… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 4

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

Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 1

27 June 2017 This week, I have been privileged enough to attend the Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School for Language Studies. What does that mean? Well, here’s what LU has to say: Corpus Linguistics for Language Studies is aimed at students studying Linguistics or Language studies, who want to develop skills in corpus methods.… Continue reading Lancaster University Corpus Linguistics Summer School Day 1

I spy… Black Soup and Pierogi

In The Economist, 26-2nd December, 2016 At a time when immigration is a world crisis, it is interesting to read a retroactive immigration account and analyse its stance. Summary of article: The town of Áurea in the northern part of Rio Grande do Sul was founded in 1906 and is dubbed as the “Polish capital… Continue reading I spy… Black Soup and Pierogi

Feminism is dead.

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.