Artículos en Language on the Move
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...Leer más
Publicado en Language on the Move el 18/08/2020
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:
Whether #writing was invented even more often is complicated because (1) incomplete record (2) unclear connections between...
Publicado en Language on the Move el 11/08/2020
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...Leer más
Publicado en Language on the Move el 10/08/2020
Publicado en Language on the Move el 06/08/2020
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.
“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.”Leer más
Publicado en Language on the Move el 23/07/2020