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We're about to start our second Open Research Seminar for this term: Professor Michael Burke on The Language of Julia Donaldson: Rhetoric, Style and Cognition. Special thank you to #CRCLC PhD candidate Vera Veldhuizen for putting together today's seminar #kidlit #ChildrensBooks
Michael Burke takes from Classical Rhetoric to Cognitive Linguistics and explains how he went from being a professor of rhetoric and a linguist to a scholar of children's literature - spolier alert: being a parent was involved #kidlit #ChildrensBooks
Michael Burke cites the work of current #CRCLC chair, Professor Maria Nikolajeva, and future #CRCLC chair, Professor Karen Coats, inspired his thinking on cognitive linguistics, alongside the experience of reading out aloud to his children #kidlit #ChildrensBooks
"When learning to read young readers must be both the teller and the told" - Michael Burke explains how Margaret Meek's work informs his attempt to explore "What is that young listeners are drawn to in the works of Julia Donaldson?" #kidlit #ChildrensBooks
"Back home, get stuck; go off snail. Consider Duck" - Michael Burke takes us through Julia Donaldson's creative process and how he suspects she "reverse engineers" her poetry around specific words #kidlit #ChildrensBooks #poetry
Trickster figures, dactyllic tetrameter, lexical repetition and, of course, humour: just some of the key features of Julia Dona;dson's poetics as identified by Professor Michale Burke here at our #CRCLC Open Research Seminar #kidlit #ChildrensBooks #poetry
The Gruffalo is a more complex plot than the Odyssey - fighting words here in what is proving to be a very enjoyable Open Research Seminar with Professor Michael Burke here at the #CRCLC #kidlit #ChildrensBooks #poetry
"Construal: our ability to perceive and portray the same situation in different ways" - Michael Burke explains how to integrate cognitive linguistics into understandings of rhetorical framing in the works of Julia Donaldson here at today's #CRCLC Open Research Seminar #kidlit
A round of applause for Michael Burke as he sings us a song as part of his discussion of Julia Donaldson's poetics #kidlit #childrensbooks #poetry
Is rhyme a means of puppeteering the performance of the adult co-reader? A very provocative and prescient question from @EmmaJoyReay here at Michael Burke's discussion of Julia Donaldson's poetics #ChildrensBooks #kidit #poetry
We're talking a lot about performance, particularly by adult co-readers, during question time with Michael Burke, with excellent questions about the way in which tone and rhyme shapes reading from PhD Candidates Anna Purkiss and Madison McLeod
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