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Besides meetings, webinars, and classes, another traditionally face-to-face event organized this year via Zoom is the 3-minute thesis (3MT) competition.  This yearly academic contest, which challenges students to explain their thesis in three minutes to a non-specialist audience, was started during one of the worst droughts in the history of Australia. With the current COVID-19 pandemic far...

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Few people have ever heard about a fascinating form of visual communication used by Indigenous Australians: message sticks. When I teach about the invention of writing, I usually mention them in a little side note to illustrate the complexity of the question who invented writing, and what writing even is:

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Editor’s note: The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a renewed focus on linguistic diversity and the way it intersects with social inclusion. In this latest contribution to our series of language aspects of the COVID-19 crisis, Vasiliki Vita offers a case study of the virALLanguages project in Cameroon. An overview of this project, which supports local communities to produce credible COVID-19-related health information in their own languages, is available here. The call...

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Editor’s note: The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a renewed focus on linguistic diversity and the way it intersects with social inclusion. In this latest contribution to our series of language aspects of the COVID-19 crisis, Pierpaolo di Carlo provides an overview of the virALLanguages project experience. The call for contributions to the series continues to be open.

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“Basic Human”: the mother tongue of humankind

One of the most memorable sentences in the King James Bible comes from a line in the Acts of the Apostles, from St Paul’s speech to the Greeks in Athens (Acts 17:26): “[God] hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth.”

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My “audience” as I was recording the first online lecture...

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