Tag: politics

Word of the week: Resistance

Tracking the language that’s used at any one period of time is an excellent way of understanding the mind-set of that time. This is one of the reasons that the ‘Word of the Year’ tradition has become so popular – it offers a succinct way of reflecting back on the defining trends and concerns of […]

Storytelling in politics and news reporting [video]

As the Trump chronicles and the Brexit saga both stumble inexorably on, how does news reporting shape events into stories? And is there a relationship between the use of narrative as reporting technique and the ‘fake news’ phenomenon? As part of a series of interviews I did for our new module on Language Studies, here […]