Debating Pornography: Categories and Metaphors. A look at both conservative and feminist attitudes to pornography, using cognitive linguistic approaches to categorisation and metaphor. Sorry guys, no pictures.
An International Language: The Need, the Candidates and the Prospects. English is, by default the international language, but it's always worth looking at alternatives.
Lojban—a logical language. An introduction to Lojban, a constructed language designed for maximum clarity, expressiveness and cultural neutrality.
Who is a native speaker and what is it they speak? Less an entry into the TEFL “native speaker” debate, more a philosophical and sociolinguistic look at the concept itself, looking at the terms “language”, “dialect”, “speech community” and, of course, “native”.
Future Forms in English. A look at “will” and the futurates. Pretty basic stuff, but some people might find it useful.
Making Sense of English Articles: A Guide for Students and Teachers. An article I wrote for Infobarrel aimed primarily at intermediate and advanced students of English and the people who teach them.
Register in Academic Writing. This is where I get Hallidayan for a change: an analysis of two different academic genres, with some comments about the teaching of academic writing (this is the paper I would have given at the Reading University conference on writing if I'd been able to afford the air fare!).
Easing Students into Academia: Popular Culture in the CBI Curriculum. A paper I gave at the 9th International BUSEL ELT Conference.
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