I spy on my way to #CADAAD2018… Integration support or gatekeeping?

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?

I spy…Language barrier

In Metro, January 5, 2017 English is still being used as a gate keeper and border control in Britain.  Metro reports that the All Party Parliamentary Group claims integration should begin upon arrival in the UK and that it is ‘the key to full participation in our society and economy’. MPs say that immigrants should be… Continue reading I spy…Language barrier

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

I spy… Identitarians!

In The Economist, 12 Nov. 2016 Scary uprising of the “identitarian movement”. The Economist says: “The movement has a deft way of making xenophobic causes seem more palatable to moderates. This relative subtlety opens doors to respectable society that remains shut to the traditional skinhead right.” The author is willing to remove any content that… Continue reading I spy… Identitarians!