Whose land is it anyway?

Following John Kerry’s speech, who defended the two-state solution, I would like to echo Theresa May noting that the problems (not conflict! as will be explained shortly) in Israel are complex and indeed go beyond the issue of illegal settlements. The two-state solution is not a long-term one and I would like to propose here that… Continue reading Whose land is it anyway?

I spy…Holiday Cheer(s)

In New Scientist, 3 December 2016 and Metro, 6 December 2016 New Scientist boasts that, “after years of public health messaging and a tightening of the advice on safe limits, the UK public finally seems to be reading the warning signs”.  Additionally, it is claimed that alcohol consumption is decreasing especially among young people, which is… Continue reading I spy…Holiday Cheer(s)

Identity of food: Part 2

You are what you eat, is the famous saying and I can say it in four languages. But you are also what you buy. The food we buy and the way food ‘talks’ to us has become a facet of our identity, a way for us to perform a certain identity. Dominant discourses about food… Continue reading Identity of food: Part 2

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

Lorelai Gilmore: ‘Well, not so nice for the lamb’. Identity of food: Part 1

Gilmore Girls is coming back this weekend and I cannot wait! In my never ceasing effort to demonstrate how linguistics is a part of everyday life, our reality shaping and being shaped by discourse, I found a paper just for you – the die-hard GG fan! But, like everything in life, even GG is not perfect.… Continue reading Lorelai Gilmore: ‘Well, not so nice for the lamb’. Identity of food: Part 1