Episode 20: A Matter of Words (with Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero)

On this episode, we’re joined by linguist Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero based in Granada, Spain. She was in Sri Lanka for some months last year, studying extreme speech online. She has also studied graffiti and “wall art” in Spanish and other European cities. This is a deep dive into her findings.

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Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero

Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero is a lecturer at the University of Granada (Spain), a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right and co-editor of the academic journal GRETA.

Her area of study is Linguistics, and she has explored the syntax and sematics interface in her pre-doctoral phase and the Critical Discourse Analysis of Cyberdiscourse in her post doctoral stage (from 2013). Her areas of interest primarily are the articulation of hate speech online (specially in social media) with cyberislamophobia (both in text and image) and online racism in Sri Lanka in focus.

Carmen has also worked in products of subculture and their subversiveness via linguistics and semiotics such as graffiti.

Carmen is on Twitter at @Carmenable.

Listen to all our episodes with Carmen →


Special thanks to our patron Uditha Umesh for making the episode possible.

Show Notes

  1. Carmen’s profile on Academia: https://granada.academia.edu/CarmenAguileraCarnerero
  2. Carmen’s profile on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carmen_Aguilera-Carnerero
  3. The Politics of Fear: What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean, written by Ruth Wodak: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26451099-the-politics-of-fear

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