(Unsuccessful) Conference Abstract Proposal

“Potential Role and Contribution of Counselling Psychology to the Care of Street-Connected Children and Young People” Parneet Chahal & Richard Fay (University of Manchester) Abstract: This paper is based on a recently-completed, multilingually undertaken, counselling psychology study exploring the narrativised meanings made by young people in India regarding their street-connected experiences. In this paper, we briefly report the study and its […]

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TESOL 2013 experiences and feedback

This March I had the excellent opportunity to attend The TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo 2013 held in Dallas, Texas (USA) which was due, in part, to contributions from The David Nunan TESOL Institute Travel Award  and The School of Education conference fund. This conference is one of the biggest annual events in the English language teaching industry and I […]

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Language and Sociocultural Theory

Equinox is pleased to announce a new journal Language and Sociocultural Theory edited by James Lantolf (The Pennsylvania State University). Language and Sociocultural Theory is an international journal devoted to the study of language from the perspective of Vygotskian sociocultural theory. Articles appearing in the journal may draw upon research in the following fields of study: linguistics and applied linguistics, […]

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When Ethics become more than a paper pushing exercise….

After completing my panel in October I have been working through completing the ethics forms for my PhD study. Originally it was seen to have a low risk level. However, from my panel feedback and discussions with colleagues in the department it appears that from the wording on the ethics form my study is actually medium.The primary reason for this? […]

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Time and Memory (and research(er) narratives)

This quote caught my eye: “Time and memory are a fussy firm on interior decorators, always shifting the furniture about and redesigning and even reassigning rooms” (p.28) Banville, John (2012). Ancient Light. London: Viking/Penguin. A timely reminder, if ever we needed it, of the great importance of maintaining a Research(er) Journal THROUGHOUT the process and not rely on memory and […]

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Online database unlocks secrets of English language

Check out: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/16/google-tool-english-cultural-trends?INTCMP=SRCH Google creates a tool to probe ‘genome’ of English words for cultural trendsHarvard and Google say they have developed a way to identify cultural trends over the past 200 years using a database of 5m digitised books … How many words in the English language never make it into dictionaries? How has the nature of fame changed […]

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