This week turned out to be essay marking week in addition to the start of teaching during the new term. So lots of prep while marking at the same time. Doable, but sadly I’ve had to put my reading plan on hold, for now…
…but managed to squeeze in this one:
Day 19: Thurlow, C. and Jawarski, A. (2011). Tourism discourse – languages and banal globalisation. In L. Wei (Ed.). Applied Linguistics Review. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. vol 2: pg. 285 – 312.
I really enjoyed this article because I found it refreshing to read a topic that I feel I’ve got a good grasp on – language and power. Or at least reading something quite close to my developing theoretical framework.
Day 20: Wrong, D. (1979). Chapter 1: Problems Defining Power. In Power. Oxford: Blackwell, pg. 1 – 14.
This is a reference I chased up from the Thurlow and Jawarski article, thus beginning my foray into the concept of power itself. Most of what I’ve read is in relation to discourse(s) and power so this proved to be a very enlightening and very different view to what I’m used to.