2014 Talks

Representing Animals in Scientific Journals: A Corpus Linguistic Approach

Date

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Time

12.30PM

Venue

Law Building, Room 111

The different ways in which people talk and write about animals is the topic of a major new Leverhulme funded collaboration between researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London.

This talk presents findings relating to the language of scientific journals and their orientation toward animals. How does this literature mobilise animals for the purposes of medical research, to improve farming productivity, and to present models of animal behaviour? And how, in the context of a science that attempts to control animals, do these orientations relate to issues of life and death?

Presented by School of English