Language is such a ubiquitous part of human tapestry, it is almost invisible from everyday contemplation. Unless you are a linguist. So it makes a nice occasion to see some metalanguage in Netflix’s new documentary/series on the Unabomber. The documentary, stretching over 8 exciting and gripping episodes, recounts the investigation and development of what is… Continue reading Cinelinguini: Netflix’s unabomber: what’s your ‘wudder’?
1 June 2017 I had the greatest opportunity to present a recent small-scale project at the 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Modern Languages, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. You can read my presentation slides: The Esther Effect- Conference ppt, read the full paper, or watch the presentation video here. “ There… Continue reading The Esther Effect: Interactive Frames in the Case of Grassroots Animal Rights Activism
*Warning: Spoiler. I am discussing and dissecting the film on all its social, political, and linguistic facets* Ever since this film came out, everyone who knows I’m a true linguini was asking me if I’d seen it. So I went to see it. A bit of peer pressure mixed with curiosity and a sense of… Continue reading Cinelinguini: Arrival
Maybe not quite just yet. Persephone Books is a magical land of “reprinted neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers”. The cover is this beautiful fabric end-paper with matching bookmarks. Definitely worth a visit. (Plus, you should go to the next-door Senate House library if you get a chance). Marginalizing feminism According to… Continue reading Feminism is dead.
The author is willing to remove any content that may infringe on copyrights An interesting research that is under way in Ecolinguistics is whether using terms such as vegan or plant-based or vegetarian makes a difference in people’s perception of the movement and lifestyle, and ultimately their adoption of it. The use of the word… Continue reading Happy World Vegan Day!
Too often I get asked: Socio-what? (or Socio-wo?, if you’re in London and a master of the glottal stop) what is it that you study again? It’s about time I start to refer people to read it up on my blog and get into the business of…