Monthly Archive: June 2015

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A language of Vanuatu

Liz Pearce’s Grammar of Unua has just been published. This is a major work and represents the culmination of many years’s study, some of which was supported by a Marsden grant (2005 – 2007). It presents...

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Rhetoric Lives in Government Policy Writing! (Metaphor)

Metaphor is another kind of linguistic innovation to add to the neology discussed in an earlier post. One reason for looking at metaphor in government discourse is that it can provide a window on...

about Derek Wallace

Derek Wallace is director of the writing programme (academic and professional writing) in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. Derek's research interests, most of which are interrelated, include: Rhetoric of public policy development; discourses of temporality; techniques for managing the future; discourses of historical interpretation; theory and practice of technology; changes in stylistic and editing conventions; and legal discourse.

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Rhetoric Lives in Government Policy Writing! (Neology)

Neology is not strictly speaking a term from Greek rhetoric, even though it is derived from Greek language elements. It refers to the inventing of new words or expressions, and it can also refer...

about Derek Wallace

Derek Wallace is director of the writing programme (academic and professional writing) in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. Derek's research interests, most of which are interrelated, include: Rhetoric of public policy development; discourses of temporality; techniques for managing the future; discourses of historical interpretation; theory and practice of technology; changes in stylistic and editing conventions; and legal discourse.