In academia, research publications and ‘grantsmanship’ matter. Teaching and service to the university, research community and general public are, ehm, nice. With this knowledge in mind, I volunteered to write a couple of book notices for the journal Pragmatics. FYI, book notices are short, non-evaluative briefs about a book and as far as I know, they are unique to Pragmatics. I ‘noticed’ John Richardson’s Analysing Newspapers and also Paterson & Domingo’s Making Online News and whaddayaknow, I actually enjoyed doing so. Keeps the mind sharp. Here‘s what I wrote.
A word about academic service29 08 2008