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40th Anniversary Celebrations, Department of Linguistics and English Language

40th Anniversary Celebrations, Department of Linguistics and English Language

Here are my notes from my contribution to the panel on Discourse Studies at the 40th birthday party for my department:

I’d like to start by answering the question “why did I come to work at Lancaster”?
I first came I as an MA student, then PhD – then after a few years working in Vienna, returned as lecturer. What made me choose it in the first place? I’d love to say it was brilliant staff, long…

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The Marking Boycott And Its Aftermath

The Marking Boycott And Its Aftermath

johnnyunger:

One of the most clear-headed assessments of the current situation re: staff pay I’ve read

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:

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In the face of a UK higher education marking boycott due to start in 11 days time, universities have come forth with a new pay offer. Having unilaterally imposed a 1% rise (read: real terms cut) for 2013/14, they are now proposing 2% for 2014/15,…

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What I wanted to say on the picket line

I spent four hours this morning at the entrances to Lancaster University, picketing for my union, UCU, who are involved in an ongoing industrial dispute centred around fair pay. I was joined by colleagues from across the University: members of UCU and the…

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My visit to GDUFS got featured on the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics websiteView Post

My visit to GDUFS got featured on the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics website

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Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Invited paper: Approaching language policy from a critical perspective: the role of discourse studies

Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangzhou, China

(N.B. This is an updated version of the talk I gave at Leeds LLTPRG last year)

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4th Multicultural Discourses conference
Occupy global, globalise Occupy: the global hegemony of resistance technologies Hangzhou, China

NB. I forgot to record this presentation, so I have included my notes below – this is not a polished publication, so you may find inaccuracies or…

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OASIS MAGAZINE, July 2013: Leadership Development in a Dynamic Society

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Welcome to the last edition of Oasis for this academic session, 2012/2013. This has been a busy and exciting term in the school and I hope you will enjoy the photos and stories in the magazine relating our activities. The…

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On-the-fly analysis of political languageOver the past few weeks I’ve been involved in two events that have tested my analysis skills. The…View Post

On-the-fly analysis of political language

Over the past few weeks I’ve been involved in two events that have tested my analysis skills. The…

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Leeds LLTPGR

I gave a talk about critical discourse studies and language policy at Leeds LLTPGR today. Here’s the Prezi.

Invited paper: Using critical discourse studies to investigate  language policy and attitudes

Leeds University, Language, Linguistics and Translation PGR group (LLTPGR)

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Sociolinguistics Symposium 19

The Prezi and notes from my first talk at #ss19 is now up: ‘Occupy globalise #Occupy: the global hegemony of resistance technologies’

Occupy global, globalise Occupy: the global hegemony of resistance technologies Freie Universität Berlin

NB. I forgot to record this presentation, so I have included my notes below – this is not a polished publication, so you may find inaccuracies or…

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