“The well-being and flourishing of human and non-human Life on Earth have value in themselves”. –Arne Naess and George Sessions, 1984. My recently completed research took a multimodal approach to the investigation of the way animal welfare is represented on Sainsbury’s website. At first, I wanted to compare four leading UK supermarkets: ASDA, Tesco, Morrison’s… Continue reading How is Animal Welfare represented on Sainsbury’s website?
Guest lecturer Dr. Kate Scott from Kingston University talks about her research on the pragmatics of hashtags and Computer Mediated Discourse.(CMD) What is Computer Mediated Discourse? Deborah Cameron and Ivan Panovic (2014) note that it’s important not to overstate the differences between past forms of communication and modern communication methods. While people use text messages and… Continue reading Specialinguini: The pragmatics of hashtags: context and style with Dr. Kate Scott, Kingston University
In Metro, 25 Nov 2016 (A big thank you to Hariod for the delightful pun <3) This is a short titbit in Metro (UK) from last Friday. It tells of how Prince Harry, visiting the Caribbean Island of Nevis, helped conservationists monitor turtle hatchlings. As a sociolinguist I ask: What is the aim behind this short… Continue reading I spy…A Turtle Disaster