WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON
We’ve gained three new clients at LL in the last few months – always great to add new faces, brands and sectors to the portfolio. So we’ve been doing more public sector work on language in health and policy, we’ve returned to the world of pharmaceuticals and have taken an excursion into a quite new field for us in business machines and software. There’s new work and more new clients on the horizon already for 2013 – looking pretty busy.
Apart from her LL projects, The Age at Work project continues to occupy Rebecca, with her colleague Dr Katrina Pritchard. They’re using discourse analysis to examine how people are talked about in relation to both ‘age’ (younger, older etc.) and ‘work’ (employment, unemployment, underemployment etc.) and the effects this might have. The research is now funded by the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck.
Katie’s working on a Business Communications module for an undergraduate programme at Pearson College – enjoying putting some quite complicated theory into a useful format for first year BSc Business and Management students (and sanding floors for light relief in her time off…)
The ESRC has funded a project based at Lancaster University which investigates the metaphors people use when talking about their experience of end-of-life care in the UK. Both Veronika and Zsofia are involved in the project, which brings together people from linguistics, computing, management and medicine, and links with LL's work on language and discourse in healthcare.