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Editor’s note: The Covid-19 crisis has exposed fractures in the social and linguistic fabric in many contexts internationally, as we have been documenting in our series of language aspects of the COVID-19 crisis since February. This article provides yet another perspective on crisis communication in multilingual Australia. It was first published as “Lost in translation: COVID-19 leaves migrants behind” by Macquarie University’s The Lighthouse.

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Editor’s note: The Covid-19 crisis has exposed fractures in the social and linguistic fabric in many contexts internationally, as we have been documenting in our series of language aspects of the COVID-19 crisis since February. This article shines the spotlight on crisis communication in multilingual Australia. It was first published as “Fighting COVID-19: It’s time to break down the language barriers” by the Australian Academy of the Humanities as part of their Humanities for Times of Crisis series...

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Editor’s note: Covid-19 has exposed fractures in the social and linguistic fabric in many contexts internationally, as we have been documenting in our series of language aspects of the COVID-19 crisis since February. In our latest contribution, Mohamed Taiebine shares a perspective from Morocco and examines the social and cognitive conditions under which misinformation flourishes.

The special issue of Multilingua devoted to “Linguistic Diversity in a time of crisis”, which originally motivated the call for...

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Alexander von Humboldt was born on 14 September 1769, and the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows celebrates its namesake’s birthday annually, normally with dinners of Fellows in capital cities across Australia. This year, Covid-19 restrictions precluded physical gatherings and Fellows met on Zoom. The virtual space allowed for the birthday boy himself to put in an appearance, which greatly enhanced the joy of the occasion. His birthday speech is reproduced below.

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Celeste Rodriguez Louro and Glenys Collard, University of Western Australia

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The histories and everyday experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia are etched in the landscape, the waterways and the voices of those who can speak and understand ancestral Aboriginal languages. They also thrive in post-invasion contact varieties such as...

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Martha Sif Karrebæk and Solvej Helleshøj Sørensen, University of Copenhagen

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Editor’s note: Covid-19 has exposed fractures in the social and linguistic fabric in many contexts internationally, as we have been documenting in our series of language aspects of the COVID-19 crisis since...

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Readability scores of the two selected public service information texts by the NSW Government

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