The Linguistics Department at Macquarie University is hosting a lecture series showcasing current...Leer más
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“Fremdschämen” is a German word that means being embarrassed on behalf of someone else. In Australia, this feeling is frequently induced by the behavior of our politicians. Yesterday, public embarrassment on behalf of our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, resulted when he greeted an Asian-looking woman on the campaign trail with “ni hao”. “I’m Korean”, she responded, and Australians cringed “How embarrassing!”
Here’s That Awkward Video Of Scott Morrison Saying “Ni Hao” To A Korean Voter: Scott...
Language is the inescapable medium through which we...Leer más
March 08 is International Women’s Day. Therefore, we will explore...Leer más
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Intercultural communication at work in multinational companies (MNCs) is increasingly common....Leer más
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Nearing the end of my undergraduate study, I was working on a small research essay and was having some trouble figuring out the direction it should take. It was in a unit on refugee law, which I was very interested in, but couldn’t quite decide what the essay should focus on. Then, by chance, I came across some articles that looked at communication and language-related challenges in refugee visa application processes.
And that was it: I was hooked. The...Leer más