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We are pleased to announce that the engagement and impact event held at the Royal Society in London on Monday 27th June, was a great success. The purpose of the event was to communicate the project findings and consider the implications of the findings for teaching science at secondary level and National Curriculum reform. Curriculum developers, policy-makers,…
Monday 27th June, 2016 An engagement and impact event for curriculum developers, policy-makers, teachers, linguists, and science experts, will be held at the Royal Society in London on Monday 27th June. The purposes of the meeting are: To consider the implications of the findings for teaching science at secondary level and National Curriculum reform. To communicate…
Elena Semino delivered a plenary session on ‘Metaphors, identities and mutual relationships in online interactions among people with cancer’ at the BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) Health and Science Communication Special Interest Group event. The theme of the event was computer mediated health communication, and brought together academics who use linguistic ethnography and discourse…
Dr Shirley Paul attended a four-day Summer School in Corpus Approaches to Social Science held during 14th – 17th July 2015 at Lancaster University. The summer school is supported by the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science CASS which is itself sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This year’s Summer School included a…
Professor Elena Semino was invited to contribute to the 3rd Roundtable of the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare, which was held in Hong Kong on 27-28th June 2015 on the theme ‘Enhancing Healthcare Practice by Translating Communication Research’ Her presentation showed how she has used corpus linguistic methods to analyse the patient online…
Professor Alice Deignan and Dr Shirley Paul gave a presentation as part of the RaAM (Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor) specialized seminar on Metaphors in/and/of Translation. The seminar was held at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics during 10-12th June 2015. The presentation, Translating science for young people through metaphor, focused on providing a qualitative…