7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 2

5 July 2018 I woke up to a cloudy day 2 of the conference here in Aalborg, which meant I would experience less of the FOMOS effect, fear of missing out of sunshine. Although Arran Stibbe, who presents later today would argue that we should see all types of weather positively. This day is a… Continue reading 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 2

Accounting for Biodiversity Symposium

In this very first post on environmental accounting I bring you highlights from some of the world’s leading social and environmental accountants’ current work. Last Thursday, I had the wonderful opportunity to be invited to meet many current scholars in the field whose work I admire. As followers of my blog @Sociolinguini, you may know… Continue reading Accounting for Biodiversity Symposium

Positive Discourse Analysis

‘Discourse is shaped by relations of power, and invested with ideologies’.  (Fairclough 1992: 8 in Jaworski and Coupland 1999: 2). Critical Linguistics: a consciousness-raising tool According to Tom Bartlett (2010), in the 70s and 80s the study of texts took a political turn in the UK, with the rise of Critical Linguistics (CL) (Kress and… Continue reading Positive Discourse Analysis