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... for example, the following situation has happened to me many times:
Spanish is one of the official languages provided for at a conference but Portuguese is not. Lusophone delegations then decide to speak "Spanish" but actually speak a mix of PT and ES.
You then find yourself having to "draw the line" - i.e. if you (as is my case) officially have only Spanish and not Portuguese in your language combination then you might rapidly hit a limit and develop a very subjective idea of "where Spanish ends and where Portuguese begins"
But our perception of these language variations and also of accents is always shaped by our background and there are strong cultural and geographic biases in Conference Interpreting. Our profession at the highest echelons suffers from a genuine lack of diversity!
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Really excited about the 17 authors who entered the Indian #publicdomain in 2021! Authors from all across India feature in this list, so look out languages of India... you just got richer this year! #linguisticdiversity Image
In India, the criteria for expiration of #copyright is 60 years since the death of the author, and that the work was published before their death. This year, books of authors who passed away in 1960 are coming into the public domain.
And here we go- some #Indianwriters featured in our #publicdomain post at the blog...
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#Multilingua @dg_mouton is currently strengthening its focus on #LanguagePolicy. To this end, two experts on #language and #law have joined our editorial board: @Alex_Grey_ @SydneyLawSchool and @LauraSKh @UTSLaw… Image
They join editor Ingrid Piller @MQLinguistics and editorial board members @co_ol_e @sabinelittle @adamjaworski100 @nelsonlflores @LPetteri @Arabizi + other leading scholars to bring you the best interdisciplinary research on #LinguisticDiversity in #SocialLife Image
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Dear #sociolinguists, with everyone feeling overwhelmed by #COVIDー19 do what you do best and make a research contribution!

CfP for special issue of #Multilingua @dg_mouton: Linguistic diversity and public health: sociolinguistic perspectives on COVID-19… Image
The above is on top of ongoing call for research blogposts related to #language challenges raised by #Coronavirus epidemic on

#multilingualism #InterculturalCommunication #LinguisticLandscape #LanguagePolicy #LinguisticDiversity #AccessibleCommunication
Please consider contributing to Multilingua special issue "Linguistic diversity and public health #communication: #sociolinguistic perspectives on #COVIDー19" and help us spread the word! Please share among your networks. PDFs for email sharing here:… Image
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