A word about academic service

29 08 2008

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.




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