7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 1

First of all I would like to thank the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and my supervisors, Prof. Jill Atkins and Dr. Robert McKay for their support and encouragement. I would also like to thank Lise-Lotte Holmgreen and the team for organising this excellent event. As always in my conference reports, I include an ongoing evaluation… Continue reading 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 1

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?

Academia and Activism: Direct Action through Discourse Analysis

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

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