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‘A fire raging’: Why fire metaphors truly fan the flames of Covid-19
Fire metaphors are vivid, flexible and well suited to capture different aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a new report by Professor Elena Semino, who suggests fire metaphors and, specifically, metaphors involving forest fires, are particularly appropriate and useful for communication about the pandemic.
New study option in language testing
From September, a new option for studying language testing is available for postgraduate students. The Postgraduate Certificate in Language Testing by Distance is a one-year qualification, providing a solid foundation in language test design, construction, and evaluation.
LAEL Professor Elena Semino presents the new exciting ‘Questioning Vaccination Discourse’ Project. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). @CorpusSocialSci @vaclavbrezina @DrClaireH https://t.co/CkoP9G9XW0 https://t.co/GruaBTljfQ