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#HindaviSwarajya #MarathiBhashaDiwas

When Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj conceptualized the idea of Hindu self rule (Hindavi Swarajya), he had it in his mind to purify & purge the Mleccha influences upon the linguistic sphere too! Image
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Chhatrapati Shivraji Maharaj directed efforts to bring about the development of indigenous language for administrative use. Farsi was replaced with a Sanskritized Marathi through the publication of Rajyavyavharkosh - राज्यव्यवहार कोश. Image
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And that sacred work of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was carried forward by Swantryaveer Savarkar, as is beautifully explained via the above pictorial representation.
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#goodmorning Students
In this article we will answer a question that is frequently asked by every student seeking to write a #thesis or a #research paper

⏩How do you write a proposal ❓

🔸Definition
🔸proposal purpose
🔸Proposal Components.
🔸Proposal Steps
🔸Proposal Skills
🔷Definition
A thesis proposal is an outline that defines the issues and problems the #thesis needs to solve. and describes the resources, data and materials needed. To improve your skills in researching you must keep it up to date in the scientific #research field.
🔷Proposal purpose
1️⃣ To write a significant contribution to knowledge.
2️⃣ To prepare a well-planned project includes methodological, theoretical #framework proposal.
3️⃣ To make sure the #research proposal can be achievable on time
4️⃣ To make sure that you got the suitable skills
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#November 11th-

#VeteransDay Was Originally #ArmisticeDay

#ArmisticeDay began in 1918 to celebrate The Day World Leaders Came Together To End #WWI- The 'War To End All Wars'- And The Idea Of Ending All #War

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"Over one hundred years ago the world celebrated #peace as a universal principle. #WWI had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all #wars#ArmisticeDay was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause...
... of world #peace and to be thereafter celebrated." After #WorldWarII, the U.S. Congress decided to rebrand #November11 as #VeteransDay. Honoring the warrior quickly morphed into honoring the #military and glorifying #war. #ArmisticeDay was flipped from a day for #peace into...
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Happy #StarTrekDay! 🖖🏼🖖🏼🖖🏼

Here are our top #StarTrek #language and #communication fun facts 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 Image
#StarTrek #language and #communication fun fact:

#Klingon is an object-verb-subject language (instead of "Klingons cherish their honor" >>> "Their honor cherish Klingons") Image
#StarTrek #language and #communication fun fact:

"The #UniversalTranslator could never work. Discuss." makes a great essay topic for #Linguistics 101 students. Image
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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students of #Literacies unit @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #literacy

#Literacy is dynamic, continually developing and unfolds in new and unexpected ways. Learning the inception of #writing and its trajectory to the forms we use now has me excited to observe how literacy continues to develop in the future

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I particularly was surprised by the fact that early prints were made to be similar to handwriting, I thought that was quite genius idea! Also, I liked the fact that printed #books were given to the people whose main job was to decorate them! Image
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Why Tulu should be included in 8th schedule of Indian Constitution?

1. Tulu is one of the ancient languages of India and it is one of the five major Dravidian languages of South India. M.S. Andronov, the Russian Linguist, states that 'Tulu has emerged as an (1/4) #Tulu Image
independent language from the Proto-Dravidian family, 2000 years back.' (M.S.Andronov: Dravidian Languages, 1970.) Robert Caldwell, another Linguist had clearly stated, 'Tulu is one of the most highly developed languages of Dravidian family of languages and (2/4)
#TuluLanguage
has an equal place among the languages like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada'. (Robert Caldwell, Comparative Grammar of Dravidian Languages, 1856.) Dr. P.S. Subrahmanyam, Professor of Linguistics, Annamalai University, (3/4)
#Tulu #Tululanguage #Tulunad
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Do you think #English is a linguistic juggernaut?

You're right but spare a thought for the #Latin #alphabet - the greatest linguistic superpower of all times

More #languages and people use the #Latin #script than all other scripts combined The world's 15 largest #lan...
#Languages that use the #Latin script have official or co-official status in many countries around the world https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
And the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals from 1968 ensures a prominent presence of the #Latin #alphabet in public spaces around the world Bilingual traffic signs on ...
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Since this unintelligent debate about #Mawlana´s origin goes on, I feel forced to weigh in and start a #Thread about #Rumi´s origin, the nature of the Persianate #civilization, what labels he used to describe himself and by extension other classical figures of our shared heritage
We must start by pointing out how people in the Persianspeakers in general identify themselves. As you may already know, the Persianate world transcended tribalism a millennia ago and became a highly urban civilization. Therefore Persianspeakers primarily identify with the...
the regions or cities they live in. This is why Mawlana is called "Balkhi" and "Rumi" (Roman), because we Persianspeakers consider that regionalism in general beats ethnicity. Just look at other great figures: Rudaki, Hafiz Shirazi, Jami, Khwarezmi,.. all of them are named...
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#NewEducationPolicy #languages are so many things.
Transactional, medium of learning, to read 'literature', the one you express yourself in, your thinking language and so on.
Non-Hindi languages have been at risk; it is a welcome move that much more is being done for them
However, both Hindi and Local languages are taught in most unimaginative ways. It is hard to grasp the syntax, beauty, versatility of each one of those unless taught well (some children may get it instinctively).
We need better writing in Indian languages for children
Make languages fun, get the basics right, enjoy the quirks, make children listen to people talking .... then focus on literary pieces;
Right now many text books of middle school have excerpts from writings which are either out of context or have complex constructs. Off putting
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1st JULY: ST JUNIPERO SERRA

~thread~
1. Born at Petra, Island of Majorca, St Junipero entered the Franciscan Order in 1730.

He was appointed lector of philosophy before his ordination to the priesthood. Later he joined the missionary college...
#StJuniperoSerra #July1st Image
2. of San Fernando, Mexico (1749). While travelling on foot from Vera Cruz to the capital, he injured his leg in such a way that he suffered from it throughout his life, though he continued to make his journeys on foot whenever possible.

At his own request he was assigned...
3. to the Sierra Gorda Missions some thirty leagues north of Queretaro. He served there for nine years, part of the time as superior, and learned the language of the local native Americans (Pame).

Recalled to Mexico, he became famous as a most fervent... #languages #Mexico
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#Indigenous histories are often erased worldwide. Doing work to #decolonize means we have to tell the stories that are invisibilized and embrace the layers.

This is a wonderful graphic via the @DhakaTribune on indigenous #languages of #Bangladesh, of which #Bangla is only one. Image
We have so much richness in speech. The code at the bottom left shows some of the diversity in where these linguistic differences came from as well.
Shoutout to a Bangali friend who shared this image months ago - I'm forgetting now who shared it (please let me know if you see this) but I want to amplify this as a specific example of using social media as a way to have community-based learning. 🇧🇩❤📚
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This #SOASLangs week, we'll delve in our #African languages holdings @SOASLibrary and @SOAS_SpecColl, or rather just brush on their surface: with several 100s of languages and dialects represented, it is our most #multilingual collection!

#AfricanLanguages #Multilingualism ImageImageImage
Let's start with #Swahili also known as #Kiswahili.

This @SOAS "Language for Lockdown" video is a great introduction to the 1,200 years history of Swahili: .

#SOASLangs #SOASfromHome Image
@SOAS @CAS_SOAS @SOAS_SpecColl hold a great collection of Swahili manuscripts, see digital.soas.ac.uk/swahili.

Among them figure a few copies of al-Inkishafi "The Soul's Awakening", a 19th cent. poem by Sayyid Abdallah bin Ali bin Nassir.

#Swahili #SOASLangs #SOASfromHome #Inkishafi Image
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As in the early 19th century, the nature of #knowledge itself is being transformed in fundamental ways in the early 21st century

3 key challenges of contemporary #research #communication 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

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During #Humboldt’s time, scientific inquiry and rational thought became foundational to the constitution of #knowledge. Today, we see the relegation of #science to one opinion among many, in debates over matters
ranging from #ClimateChange to #Vaccination
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During #Humboldt’s time, challenge for researchers was to develop new channels through which to communicate #knowledge. Today, challenge is for researchers to make their voices heard in the noise of social media communications 👉🏼dangerous #infodemic

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Weekend readings on #language aspects of the #COVIDー19 pandemic from Australia, China, Germany, Mexico, Qatar, and South Africa

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What are the challenges faced by new arrival students who are still #learning the #language of their new home during the #COVIDー19 school closures? by @Barakos_E and @simone_carolin @unihh

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What's the difference between a Data Engineer , a Data Analyst & a Data Scientist?

If you want to make sure you don’t lose your job in the next five years, you probably want to know something about Big Data, or even switch to a data-related career.
#Thread
#DataScience #Data
You don’t need to be an excellent statistician or a high-class mathematician to work in data science or analytics, nor do you need a lot of prior programming knowledge.
- Dr. Rebecca Pope (Head, Data Science d Engineering at KPMG)

#DataScience #Data #DataAnalyst #Statistics
However, you do need an interest in statistics, you do need to be willing to learn how to code, and you do need to know how to do some high level mathematical operations. Data scientists are not just statisticians.

#DataScience #Data #DataAnalyst #Statistics
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Holiday treat for #language nerds:

5-part podcast about #multilingualism in #Australia on @RadioNational produced by @birdpham and @masakofukuisyd

👇🏼Quick episode-by-episode summary below 👇🏼

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In Episode 1, you will learn about the global #language hierarchy, and discover why a #multilingual person may not be able to say "take a shower" in all their #languages

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In Episode 2, you can listen to a cute little girl refusing to call her mother #Vietnamese "mẹ" and opting for #English "mummy" instead

And @HannaTorsh explains why #bilingual #parenting is a #feminist issue

abc.net.au/radionational/…
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***On the conditions of authority in academic publics***

This thread 👇🏼 summarizes recent article by Ingrid Piller in Journal of #Sociolinguistics for the busy reader

#research #AcademicTwitter Image
Q: What makes a #text credible, trustworthy and authoritative?

Many people think it's the quality of #discourse: that some ways of using #language make text more believable

Certainly true BUT: world leaders may talk complete nonsense and still command authority and get elected ImageImage
That is because "#authority comes to #language from outside” (Bourdieu, 1991, p. 109) Image
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What are your favorite blog posts from the first ten years of Language-on-the-Move?

The following posts are the top 10 most commented on posts:
#1 most commented on post: #Literacy, the #power code

languageonthemove.com/literacy-the-p…
#2 most commented on post: Are #Aboriginal #languages really useless in the #workplace?

Hint: no, they are not, once you adjust your perspective ...

languageonthemove.com/are-aboriginal…
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Happy birthday, Language on the Move!

We started blogging #OTD in 2009 🎂🥂🎉🎀 - still going strong! 😊

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Our #1 top most popular blogpost of all time examined the role of #English as a lingua franca in #ASEAN

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Our #2 top most popular blogpost of all time also examined the role of #English as a global #language, this time in #Europe

languageonthemove.com/multilingual-e…
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What's the difference between a data engineer, a data analyst and a data scientist?

If you want to make sure you don’t lose your job in the next five years, you probably want to know something about Big Data, or even switch to a data-related career.
#Thread
#DataScience #Data
You don’t need to be an excellent statistician or a high-class mathematician to work in data science or analytics, nor do you need a lot of prior programming knowledge.
- Dr. Rebecca Pope (head of data science and engineering at KPMG)
#DataScience #Data #DataAnalyst #Statistics
However, you do need an interest in statistics, you do need to be willing to learn how to code, and you do need to know how to do some high level mathematical operations. Data scientists are not just statisticians.

#DataScience #Data #DataAnalyst #Statistics
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YES. Speaking Chinese-- Toisan dialect for me-- wasn't shameful, but wasn't valued. 1st gen didn't want 2nd gen to suffer #discrimination like they did. By the time my gen realized we wanted/saw value in connection, was too late. Wknd Chinese schl not enough. @SelfEvidentShow
Also, ironically, hypocrisy of racists shows in dominant U.S. culture's simultaneous demonizing of those who are bilingual & those who only speak English. Bc we are good enough to socialize w but not fully Other enough to be token and hired for "diversity." @SelfEvidentShow
I've gotten that as journalist. Employers see my face, assume multilingual, lose interest bc not fluent enough. Also, by some #AAPI orgs, as I have experience, but am 2nd/3rd gen, removed from immigrant narrative. #mediadiversity in U.S. prioritizes 1st gen POV. @SelfEvidentShow
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~2K indigenous Comox (aka K'ómoks) people live near the Strait of Georgia in #BritishColumbia, 🇨🇦#Canada.

Only a few dozen are native speakers of Comox (aka Saɬuɬtxʷ or ʔayʔaǰuθəm), which belongs to the Coast #Salish branch of the #Salishan family of #languages. Image
~1.5K #Quinault people live in western #Washington, 🇺🇸#USA. The Quinault (Kʷínaył) #language belongs to the Coast #Salish branch of the #Salishan family of #languages. It has no known native speakers left, as the population has shifted to #English. Image
#Halkomelem is an #indigenous #language with 100 to 300 speakers in #BritishColumbia, 🇨🇦#Canada and #Washington, 🇺🇸#US. It belongs to the Coast #Salish branch of the #Salishan family of #languages.

The #Cowichan are one of several peoples who originally spoke Halkomelem: Image
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This beauty represents #Jaipur for me:everything of #PinkCity. It is #handpainted on #Jaigarh one of Jaipur’s 3 #Fort complexes.The pics #highlight #skill #technology #craftsmanship of transforming #india’s oldest mountain range, #Aravallis, into liveable, secure &beautiful homes Image
From #organic #sustainable #livelihoods to #rainwaterharvesting to #spaces serving #functional and highly #aesthetic purposes, have made the #hillforts of #Rajasthan some of the most favourites of a large #global #travelling population since decades #Jaipur #environmental #UNESCO ImageImage
A mega #confluence of #cultures, #languages #communities #religious thoughts #colours #textures are visible ion #frescopaintings #handcarved screens or #jaalis & #coppergates that created #Amer, #Jaigarh #Nahargarh (meaning as-strong-as-lion) &finally Jaipur nearly 400years ago ImageImageImage
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President Nixon appointed General Vernon Walters as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence in 1972. Vernon spoke French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Chinese and Russian fluently.
Vernon loved #languages and enjoyed a friendly competition with fellow #linguists. He would engage two others in conversation and each time a person spoke, they had to talk in a new language. Once you ran through your repertoire of languages, you were eliminated.
Vernon's linguistic skills afforded him a myriad of opportunities. His simultaneous translation of a speech by Nixon in France prompted President Charles de Gaulle to say, "Nixon, you gave a magnificent speech, but your interpreter was eloquent."
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