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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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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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#Language inequality during #COVID

"It takes 10 minutes of sitting on the phone to get an #interpreter, and that’s valuable time when you’re inundated. So this utilitarian calculus kicks in. And the patients that are most mainstream get the best care.”

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Worthwhile to compare Chinese and US responses to #Covid_19 crisis on many levels, including the provision of #language services

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For further #linguistic and #communication perspectives on the #COVID crisis, see languageonthemove.com/tag/covid-19/
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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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***On the conditions of authority in academic publics***

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

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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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Professor Kevin Reinhart @dartmouth speaking about Lived Islam, culture and practice as keynote starting our #CentrefortheStudyofIslam workshop @ExeterIAIS as critique of ‘essentialist’ #Islam ImageImageImage
A prominent approach on discursive traditions that is still surprisingly ‘orthodox’ on the centrality of #Quran and #Hadith Image
Maybe more productive is to consider Islam like a language and its variations in #cosmopolitanism and calques in #sociolinguistics
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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

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