Conference & Seminar Papers

Cook, G. & Ancarno, C. (2017) The human-animal boundary in public discourse,  The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  23-28 July 2017.


McClaughlin, E. (2017) Badgers, hedgehogs and squirrels: a diachronic corpus-assisted discourse study of British wildlife in the news, The 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham, 24-28 July 2017.

Drasovean, A. & McClaughlin, E. (2017) Animals and their places in news discourse: insights from cross-linguistic and diachronic perspectives, The 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham, 24-28 July 2017.

Drasovean, A. (2017) ‘Do animals have nationality?’ Insights from a cross-linguistic corpus-assisted study on animal representation in online newspapersThe 9th International Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham, 24-28 July 2017.

Sealey, A. & Franklin, E. (2017) Starting with verbs: complementary methods for the corpus-assisted discourse analysis of HEARUCREL Corpus Research Seminar, Lancaster University, 8th June 2017.


Sealey, A. (2017) Corpora and assemblages – accommodating the non-human world, ICAME 38 conference, ‘Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora, Charles University, Prague, 24th – 28th May 2017.


Sealey, A. (2017) “The Song of the Humpback is the most Beautiful Sound you Can Hear in the Sea”: The Language of How People ‘Hear’ Animals. “Hearing”, British Animal Studies Network 10th Anniversary Meeting, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 19-20 May 2017.


Sealey, A. (2017) Animals, animacy and anthropocentrism. Egocentrism and Anthropocentrism in Language and Discourse conference in Lyon, France, 30 – 31 March 2017.


Cook, G. (2017) The human-animal boundary in public discourse: reflections on fundamental categories. American Association for Applied Linguistics annual conference, Portland, Oregon, 18-21 March 2017.


Drasovean, A. (2017). Animals in the news: A cross-linguistic corpus-assisted analysis of the role of spatiality in the representation of animals. Corpus Linguistics in the South 14th conference, Birkbeck, University of London, 4 March 2017.


Ancarno, C. (2016). Combining corpus and qualitative data to study anthropomorphism in discourse about animalsCritical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD) conference, Università di Catania, Sicily, 5-7 September 2016.


Sealey, A. (2016). Translating across species?, AILA ReCAL colloquium on Translation across domains: A case for combining research frameworks. BAAL 2016 conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK, 1-3 September 2016.


Ancarno, C. and Drasovean, A. (2016). Doing applied linguistics research: What language do we use to talk about animals? In this half-day workshop, Dr. Clyde Ancarno and Anda Drasovean used data and findings from the project to introduce year 12 students to applied linguistics research methods. King’s College London Sutton Trust Summer School, London, 22-26 August 2016.


Sealey, A. (2016). The power of words: how people talk about ‘cuteness’ and ‘killing’Too Cute to Kill? From the Depiction of Animals in Children’s Literature to the Framing of Government Policy by Adults, University of Surrey, UK, 21-22 July 2016.

A detailed report of this event, including some short videos, is available here.


Drasovean, A. (2016). Combining topic modeling and keyword analysis to explore a large, bilingual corpus of news stories about animals. Poster presentation at Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Lancaster University, 11 July 2016.


Sealey, A. (2016). I’m a champion of the cockroach’: Identifying implicit and explicit attitudes in a topic-specific corpus. Corpora and Discourse International ConferencePontignano (Siena), Italy. 30th June 2016 – 2nd July 2016.


Drasovean, A. (2016). A cross-linguistic corpus-based study of the discursive representation of animals in the online press. Corpora and Discourse International ConferencePontignano (Siena), Italy. 30th June 2016 – 2nd July 2016.


Sealey, A. and McClaughlin, E. (2016). Introduction to the project. Being Human: Perspectives from Biosemiotics and Ecolinguistics, University of Gloucestershire, UK, 29th June 2016.


Sealey, A (2016). “If we use ‘human’ in a very loose context it’s very dehumanizing”: Macro, meso and micro contexts in corpus-assisted discourse analysis.  Keynote presentation at The Eighth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Conference, Corpora and ContextBath Spa University, UK, June 16 – 17, 2016.


Ancarno, C (2016). Exploring discourse(s) about the killing of animals.  The Eighth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Conference, Corpora and ContextBath Spa University, UK, June 16 – 17, 2016.


Drasovean, A. (2016). Challenges of collecting a topic-based corpus of Romanian. Birmingham English Language Postgraduate (BELP) Conference, University of Birmingham, 22 April 2016.


McClaughlin, E. (2016). Alien Invaders and Handsome Little Villains: A Diachronic Collocates Analysis of the Grey and Red Squirrel in News Texts 1825-2005. Diachronic Corpora, Genre and Language Change conference, Nottingham University, 8th-9th April 2016.


Sealey, A. (2016). What do we talk about when we talk about animals? Applied Linguistics Circle, University of Reading, UK, 22 March 2016.


Cook, G. (2015). The Discursive Representation of Animals: linguistic insights for ecocriticism. Plenary talk at the Ecocriticism conference Environmental Humanities on the Ground: Materiality, Sustainability, and Applicability. Shanghai Normal University. 6-8 November 2015.


Sealey, A. and Pak, C. (2015). Compiling a thematic corpus on language about animals: Why? How? (So) What? UCREL. University of Lancaster – 27 November 2015.


Sealey, A. (2015). Life-forms, Language and Links: Corpus evidence of the associations made in discourse about animals. Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster University, UK, 21-24 July 2015.


Pak, C. (2015) The Discursive Representation of Foxes and Bees in the Twittersphere. Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster University, UK, 21-24 July 2015.


Sealey, A. (2015). I wouldn’t say ‘they’re going to be killed’Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Lancaster University, UK, 13 July 2015.


Sealey, A. (2015). Words about Animals. iCame 36 (Theme: Words, words, words – corpora and lexis) Conference, University of Trier, Germany, 27-31 May 2015.


Cook, G. (2015). ‘I still do love the taste’: the language of beliefs about eating animals. Plenary at the British Animal Studies Network meeting ‘Tasting’, University of Strathclyde, UK, 15-16 May 2015.


McClaughlin, E. (2015). British Wildlife in the News: the discursive representation of the grey squirrel. BELP 2015 conference, University of Birmingham, UK, 24 April 2015.


Ancarno, C. (2015). Triangle of Communication Approach: ‘death’ in the animal research context. iMean 4 (Theme: Impact) Conference, University of Warwick, UK, 9-11 April 2015.


Pak, C. (2014). A Corpus Linguistics Approach to Investigating Animal Discourse: The ‘People’, ‘Products’, ‘Pests’ and Pets Project. University of Hertfordshire, 11 December 2014.


McClaughlin, E. (2014). The Discursive Representation of British Wildlife: Planning a Diachronic Corpus Study. University of Hertfordshire, 11 December 2014.


Sealey, A. and Pak, C. (2014). The Discursive Representation of Animals in the Twittersphere. Corpus Linguistics in the South #8: Voices from Below. Corpus Linguistics and Social Media, University of Reading, 15 November 2014.


Pak, C. (2014). ‘New Aberrant Animal Types in Our Experimental Gardens’: Genetic Engineering, Terraforming and the Human-Animal Relationship. SF/F Now, University of Warwick, August 2014.


Cook, G. (2014). I am a daughter myself’: exploring the language of the human animal boundary. Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference, 15th-16th September


Pak, C. (2014). ‘Something That Looked Partly Like a Woman Partly Like a Cat’: Deliquescence, Hybridity and the Animal in the Kefahuchi Tract TrilogyIrradiating the Object, University of Warwick, August 2014.


Pak, C. (2014). ‘His Labor Is a Chant, / His Idleness a Tune’: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Representations of the Bee in News Media. Reading Animals: An International English Studies Conference, University of Sheffield, 17-20 July 2014.


Sealey, A. and Pak, C. (2014). Dogs, the Law, and Language: A Discourse of Danger. Dogs, Owners & Responsibility: Law in the Doghouse?, Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Birmingham, 24 June 2014.


Sealey, A. and Ancarno, C. (2014). Integrating a Thematic Corpus with Other Kinds of Data: Methodological ChallengesThe Seventh Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) – ‘Corpus Linguistics: The Future’, Newcastle University, 19-21 June 2014.


Ancarno, C. (2014). Using corpus tools to analyse interview data. Corpus Linguistics in the South 7 – ‘Corpus Linguistics and Spoken Language’, UCL31 May 2014.


Ancarno, C.  (2014).  ‘People’, ‘Products’, ‘Pests’ and ‘Pets’: A corpus-assisted discourse analytic methodology. Plenary talk at Postgraduate Conference, University of Sussex, 23 May 2014.


Cook, G. and Ancarno, C. (2014). The Discursive Representation of Animals: Why it Matters. Research Workshop in Language and Literacy seminar series, King’s College London, 20 May 2014.

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