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English as a Lingua Nordica 2023: Language, Media, and Machines

Friday, 21 April 2023 2pm to 4.30pm

The ELN series highlights the ways we can use language to contribute to a just society. This year’s seminar #ELN2023 will delve deep into two current issues in sociolinguistics affecting English use globally and in the Nordics.

Robert Lawson, Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics at Birmingham City University, will speak on “Language maketh man: exploring positive masculinities in the media,” related to his new book Language and Mediated Masculinities: Cultures, Contexts, Constraints (Oxford University Press 2023).

Dave Sayers, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, will talk to us about “Language in the human-machine era: what happens when we are all cyborgs?” related to his work as Chair of the EU COST Action LITHME.eu.