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Readings on Linguistic Diversity and Biodiversity

On November 8th, 2017, the Global Language Justice Reading Group delved into the scholarly work of Suzanne Romaine. A linguistic anthropologist, Romaine has pioneered work establishing a link between biodiversity and linguistic diversity.   847 more words

OPINION: What do our accents say about us?

Dr Máiréad Moriarty, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, writes for RTÉ Brainstorm that while it is impossible to speak without an accent, it is something which is ultimately controlled by ourselves. 161 more words

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Language Practice into Teaching Practice

A colleague and I were recently discussing the issue of which aspects of our professional practice as language instructors are informed by our formal training, which by our classroom teaching experience and which by our own personal experience as learners and users of additional languages. 1,014 more words


Five myths about Cornish debunked

By Merryn Davies-Deacon (Queen’s University Belfast)

When I tell people I speak Cornish, or that I’ve worked on Cornish as part of my research, I never quite know what kind of reaction I’m going to get. 784 more words


The Power of Words

As a writer, it is not surprising that I have a fascination with words and language.  I revere language for the power it holds in our lives, a power that often goes unnoticed day to day.  288 more words


Preface - Ph.D. Dissertation


On September 20th 2017 a Category 4 hurricane struck the island of Puerto Rico, leaving the 3.5 million people on the island without power, food, water, or communication. 660 more words

'The Pleasures of an Alias on Social Media' by Jan Blommaert

Ahead of the 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses later this year (which we are sponsoring), plenary speaker, Jan Blommaert, has written an inspiring piece initiating conversation around some of the themes of the conference.  844 more words