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Positively prodigious presence at PALA 2018

This year's Poetics and Linguistics Association conference, held in Birmingham at the end of July, was a triumph for Huddersfield linguists.

The week kicked off with an extremely well attended and well-reviewed summer school on ‘Corpus stylistics’ by Lesley Jeffries and Brian Walker saw 30 student participants inducted into the methods familiar to our students. This was followed up by a great Hud staff and student turnout at the main conference, including the following presented papers:

Lesley Jeffries: Poetry, critical stylistics and a theory of textual meaning

Dan McIntyre and Lesley Jeffries: The devil has all the best tunes: investigating the lexical phenomena surrounding Brexit

Zoe Moores (Roehampton), Dan McIntyre, Hazel Price and John Vice (House of Lords): Subtitling Parliament

Louise Nuttall: Enacted mind style and the experience of war in Atonement

Brian Walker: The beginning of ‘the Age of Austerity’: A critical stylistics analysis of Cameron’s 2009 spring conference speech.

Sawsan Hassan: Representing Religion in the British Press: A Corpus-based Critical Stylistic Analysis

Rula Abu El-Rob: Medical Interaction in a Jordanian Hospital

Shatha Khuzaee: Integrating Critical Stylistics and Visual Grammar: a Multimodal Stylistic Approach to the Analysis of Non-Literary Texts

Ahmad Tawalbeh: Rhetorical Structure of Methods Section in English and Arabic Research Articles: A contrastive genre analysis

Finally, Louise's book Mind Style and Cognitive Grammar: Language and Worldview in Speculative Fiction was also proudly on sale - congrats on its publication, Louise!