How are linguistic structures used to mobilise people to take action on human rights issues? A corpus study of activist tweets.

A poster concluding my summer 2019 research project. Combining linguistics with activism with an aim to understand how activists, movements, and organisations use language to mobilise, organise, and create change.

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Holly Shorey

Human rights defender focusing on children's rights, and undergraduate researcher, Amnesty UK Children's Human Rights Network

I am a human rights defender focusing on children's rights. I am the vice chair and empowerment and involvement officer of the Amnesty UK Children's Human Rights Network. The network is a dynamic, and change-making group of activists who campaign with children to make their rights real. My research this summer has focused on understanding how certain linguistic structures are used by organisations, movements, and individual activists to take action on human rights issues.