‘He’ vs ‘she’ in Australian media coverage: what the language of news tells us about gender imbalance

‘He’ vs ‘she’ in Australian media coverage: what the language of news tells us about gender imbalance

Dr Annabelle Lukin Faculty of Human Sciences Director of MRes. The data are a rich source for understanding how Australian newspapers project Australian stories and voices. You can download the full corpus here (scroll down to the link “Australia 2015/2016” to download the data). You can find the word frequency list I compiled for the Australian media corpus here. If you would like to start a conversation on this topic, take a look at the data…

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10th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies

10th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies

The 10th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies has just been launched. The Conference is organised by the Department of Communication and Foreign Languages and hosted by Politehnica University of Timisoara.  Given the success of PCTS9 in 2015, the 10th anniversary edition of the conference aims to continue the exchange of ideas on the impact of new technologies on communication, to highlight the evolution of humanities and social sciences in conjunction with technological…

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Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age Just published!

Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age Just published!

Just published!       Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age Edited by Sian Alsop and Sheena Gardner, both at Coventry University Series: Functional Linguistics edited by Robin Fawcett, Cardiff University (Emeritus)   HB £80 374pp 16 colour and 33 black and white figures   Quote the code Digital and receive 25% off the book! To see the full table of contents and description and to order visit the book page:   https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/systemic-functional-linguistics-digital-age/

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27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference

27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference

27th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference: Systemic Functional Linguistics at the Crossroads: Intercultural and Contrastive Descriptions of Language Plaza de Anaya s/n 37008 SFL Summer School: 28/June/2017 Conference: 29/June/2017 – 01/July/2017   Prospective contributions for Paper and Poster Presentations Contributions are welcome for the following thematic strands and colloquia, albeit, as in previous conferences, papers with a systemic functional focus will also be considered even if they do not address the conference themes:   Thematic…

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Pragmatic markers as space builders

Pragmatic markers as space builders

Conceptual Integration in Natural Oral Narratives – María Dolores Porto & Manuela Romano http://narratologie.ehess.fr/index.php?681 Right after a first attempt to tell the main story, that is, to enter the base space (S1) in line 1, we find the first interruption. The main story or base space, that the narrator’s son does not want to go out, is suddenly cut in line 2 with a click and a chain of discourse markers. These markers introduce the…

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A Multisemiotic Analysis of Latent Gender Discrimination

A Multisemiotic Analysis of Latent Gender Discrimination

Latent Gender Discrimination: Multisemiotic Analysis Authors Pilar González Llerena, Mariia V. Rubtcova, Saraph O. Narayana Murthy Publication date 2016/10/5 Journal Political Behavior: Race, Ethnicity & Identity Politics Volume 10 Publisher Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc Fragment: As has shown by recent studies in multisemiotics, hidden gender discrimination in mass media is a serious challenge despite decades of research. In the current report, we look at the problem of stereotypes in the perception of the photos…

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TheGraffiti.Science: New website for the Cross-Cultural Multimodal Research Project

TheGraffiti.Science: New website for the Cross-Cultural Multimodal Research Project

The Graffiti Science: New website for the Cross-Cultural Multimodal Research Project The Cross-Cultural Multimodal Research Project will be available at: http://thegraffiti.science/ See also: multimodalresearch.org   Photo by Mariia Rubtcova. Barcelona, 2016

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The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language. Language and Ideology

The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language.  Language and Ideology

The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language (“The H-H Forum” hereafter), supported by The Halliday-Hasan International Fund for the Study of Language and Other Systems of Meaning (“The H-H Fund for Linguistics” hereafter), will be held on 3–4 December 2016 at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China. The theme of the Forum is “Studying language in context: Exploring SFL advances in theorizing and appliability”. The keynote speakers include: The keynote speakers include: • Wendy…

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