This is great Elizabeth
We need more and more positive discourse analysis
How do Grace Tame, Rosie Batty, Greta Thunberg, Nyadol Nyuon ... touch our
hearts and minds?
On 5 Nov 2021, at 9:53 am, Elizabeth Thomson <ethomson15@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
At the ASFLA Annual General Meeting this year, I put the following motion to
to establish a Special Interest Group which seeks to research and understand
the language of peace and compassion. It was seconded by Shooshi Dreyfus and
Rosemary Huisman and accepted unanimously.
My motivation for this is to foster and support SF linguistic research in
this area to grow the body of knowledge in relation to the registers of
peace, compassion and inclusion. Adversarial language is everywhere but what
about language choices which socially connect and include? I’m reminded of
the ‘empathy training’ for Andrew Lamming.
What did he learn in his online course, I wonder? And was his training
based on any language evidence?
I’d like to kick start the SIG by inviting interested researchers to join me
at the inaugural meeting to agree on the role of the SIG, its mission and
structure. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 1 December at 2.30pm via
zoom. See the link below.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 2238 8511 Passcode: y9lGiiHh
In the first instance, I will chair the meeting and send out an agenda
shortly. If you wish to attend, please reply to this email. And if you have
an agenda item, send it through. Please note that the zoom meeting is coming
from my business zoom account, thus the name Coaching2Clarity.
Looking forward to seeing you.
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