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Good morning! We're back at #MetaForum2022. Day 2 is all about European Language Equality. @GeorgRehm now opening proceedings.

Live-stream: Georg Rehm at the rostrum, opening the day.
The project is not about getting to full language equality. It's about setting up a strategy to get there, together with the many partners.
Today's first keynote comes to us from Luxembourg (moien!), courtesy of June Lowery-Kingston (@DigitalEU). June works on #accessibility, #multilingualism and safer internet.
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Good morning from Brussels! We're attending #METAFORUM2022 today, bringing you updates from the world of language technology. Empty panel of the conference, with the logos of European La
There are roughly 100 people in the room. And several hundred following along on YouTube: .

Join us!
Kicking things off now is @GeorgRehm who also attended our hybrid DG TRAD Conference last year. He underlines that #multilingualism is at the heart of the European idea. 24 EU languages plus countless regional and minority ones!
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Up bright and early on a Saturday for this little event. (🧵) #BruxellesMaBelle #Multilingualism
Just kidding, this only starts at 10. I was up bright and early for this little fella: Image
And for these three. (Hidden: Brussels’ preeminent intellectual, Philippe van Parijs.) Alexander de Croo, Sven Gatz
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EU institutions are ramping up their #ClearWriting and #ClearLanguage efforts. Today and tomorrow, follow #CWEU21 for presentations and workshops with @translatores, #DGTrad and others.

#iPlainDay
Loved how @anna_holmen referred to soft power and diplomacy as preferred tools of #ClearWriting campaigners. Brute force will not bring colleagues on board. #MarathonNotASprint
Shoutout to @EUInterpreters 🥰
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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/14/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/dai…
How CRISPR is tackling the troubling immune response that's plagued gene therapy until now

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#CRISPR #immune #therapy #gene #response
Less likely than being struck by lightning? Think I’ll stay indoors

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#AvailabilityBias #COVID19 #UnitedKingdom
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****Linguistic diversity in a time of crisis****

Special issue of Multilingua addresses #language challenges of #COVID19 pandemic

Out now. All papers free access, thanks to publisher @dg_mouton

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Global public health #communication is characterized by the large-scale exclusion of linguistic minorities from timely high-quality #information #COVID19

What are the #language regimes behind these exclusions and what can sociolinguists do?

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#Translation is an important means of enabling access to #information in disaster response

How did volunteer translators in #Wuhan go about procuring medical supplies in the initial stages of the #Covid_19 emergency?

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I am looking for a program &/or resources that help teach #Somali to our children.

Like lots of 2nd gen ppl the #language our parents spoke is now firmly my 2nd language. I'm interested in ideas that promote #multilingualism, feel free to share & tag others. #online #clubs Image
@Poetic_Nomad @SomaliKids @thesailorsgirl @MohammedAArtan @numbiarts @AliAbdi_ @SamOfSomalia @HannaAli @Rooble2009 @Gulaid1 @robjama I sometimes feel that passing on a #language is harder for us 2nd & 3rd gen ppl. Although we were born & raised outside 'wadankii', the dynamics are different for our youth now. Interested to know what the educators think?

#Somali #Identity @MualimMohamed @ashahodan #teach
Thank Q #SomaliTwitter, I learned a lot about this today through conversations both on & offline. There is a lot of talent in our community, enough to design solutions to this & other challenges. My parents came to UK in the 60's, I grew up in the 80/90's. @WaaberiPhone 1/2
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Did you know that Language-on-the-Move has an archive of posts related to #language and #racism?

Our #Top10 favorite posts about language and #race outside the USA, in the thread below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

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Can a universal concept of #Orientalism explain the diverse representation of non-Europeans by Europeans and the subsequent multiple forms of cultural engagement ranging from clashes to cooperation? @gegentuul

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While we have become increasingly vigilant with regard to #discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality or disability, #linguistic disadvantage is far more difficult to recognize

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Let's explore a bit further East and browse our exquisite #Persian language resources.
@SOASLibrary has 15,000+ published items in/about Persian on its shelves.
@SOAS_SpecColl hold a very fine selection of manuscripts, rare books, periodicals and archives in Persian.
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Want to know more about #Persian?
Halt here and get's captivated by the history of that beautiful language recounted by Narguess Farzad for @SOAS Languages for Lockdown series, in 3 episodes:
1) bit.ly/2ZfSxTc
2) bit.ly/3gL6IFP
3) bit.ly/3217pqB
One of our shining stars of #Persian manuscripts is Ms10102: a sumptuous Mughal Court copy dated 978 AH (1570 CE) of the famous Anvār-i Suhaylī (Lights of the Canopus) by Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ al-Kāshifī, also known as Fables of Bidpai.
#SOASLangs #Persian #Manuscripts #Mughal ImageImage
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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!

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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: .

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@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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#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

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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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Sharing knowledge in the spirit of #Humboldt: papers from last year's symposium @Macquarie_Uni now available in special issue open-access, Journal of Royal Society of NSW about challenges of #research #Communication @AvHStiftung

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Ingrid Piller @MQLinguistics reflects on #Humboldt’s legacy as a #research communicator and identifies
contemporary #challenges of research #communication, #dissemination, and #impact

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Gabrielle McMullen explores #Humboldt's
achievements and impact as explorer, scientist and author, on the occasion of his 250th birthday

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Do you also notice that social sciences and humanities knowledge is largely absent from #COVID__19 response?

In this free open access pamphlet 12 global thinkers reflect on the crisis degruyter.com/fileasset/craf…

#migration #language #history #inequality #tourism #globalization Image
Historian Bryan Turner asks how #COVID19 will define our generation

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Linguist Ingrid Piller argues that #COVID19 is changing approaches to societal #multilingualism and social #justice

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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

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The above is on top of ongoing call for research blogposts related to #language challenges raised by #Coronavirus epidemic on languageonthemove.com

#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: languageonthemove.com/linguistic-div… Image
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1.Anthropology needs to shift how it tells stories. #digitalnatives do not read nor think as earlier generations. This is to be embraced, not feared. This is a Twitter Essay on one way to begin (1/16). @AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies
@AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies 2. My book From ‘Water to Wine’ is the first “ethnography of a digital native for digital natives”. Growing up in the last gasps of #apartheid #SouthAfrica we had dial-up, and change everywhere (2/16). 3. utorontopress.com/us/from-water-… @annebracken @TeachingCulture @abenaopp
@AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies @annebracken @TeachingCulture @abenaopp 3. I learned to think within #multilingualism and #changingdiscourses. My book tracks across #Brazil, #Angola, #Mauritius, #Portugal, #SA, the #USA . It is political. It is about change. It is about beauty in Angola and writing through whiteness (3/16). @StanfordAnthro @UCT_news
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The #Language-on-the-Move #ReadingChallenge2020 is now out. If you don't have time to hop over to its page, find the #ReadingChallenge below in a series of 10 quick tweets

@MQLinguistics

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February #ReadingChallenge2020: a book about the #ClimateEmergency - not strictly about #language but it's impossible to do #linguistics when your house is on fire

@NaomiAKlein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, or #ONFIRE ImageImage
March #ReadingChallenge2020: a novel providing an #Indigenous perspective and some #languagelearning opportunities

Melissa Lucashenko, #Mullumbimby, or Too Much Lip ImageImage
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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

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#Language #Education and #Multilingualism

This cool research report from our wonderful colleagues @unihh is now available in English:

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And Professor Ingrid Gogolin will present this work in a guest lecture @Macquarie_Uni @MQLinguistics @cllmq @MultilingualSy1 on Monday, November 25. Mark the date. Details to follow in due course.
@Macquarie_Uni @MQLinguistics @cllmq @MultilingualSy1 Details and abstract of guest lecture by Ingrid Gogolin on Nov 25 now available: languageonthemove.com/multilingual-d… 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

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#2 most commented on post: Are #Aboriginal #languages really useless in the #workplace?

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

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