This week in our perceptual dialectology class, we were treated to guest lectures by Britta Schneider (Freie Universität Berlin) and Carsten Levisen (Roskilde University). Britta discussed her ethnographic research on attitudes toward the various languages spoken in superdiverse Caye Caulker, Belize, and Carsten presented his semantic work on folk metalinguistic categories in Port Vila, Vanuatu. 100 more words
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There’s been a hubbub of chatter about the new word of the year this year, which isn’t actually a word: it’s an emoji (the tears of laughter, or equivalent, emoji to be precise). 913 more words
With protests over law enforcement actions and culture across the U.S., the issue of the linguistics of law enforcement is timely. We’ll be discussing the role of language in policing and interrogation, developments in forensic linguistics, and other issues. 47 more words
New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : TRANSLATION AND TRANSLANGUAGING IN MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS.
From the John Benjamins website for the journal:
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“Translation and translanguaging are natural and complementary phenomena that occur in multilingual societies.