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
April #ReadingChallenge2020: An #ethnography of #language death

Don Kulick, A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea Image
May #ReadingChallenge2020: a classic in urban #sociolinguistics set outside the Anglophone world and written by a female academic

If you can't get your hands on Agathe Lasch's Berlinisch #Berlin, try Mary Dakubu for #Accra or Niloofar Haeri for #Cairo ImageImageImageImage
June #ReadingChallenge2020: an #ethnography that makes the connection between urban #sociolinguistics and #multilingual #education

Guofang Li, Culturally contested #literacies: America’s ”rainbow underclass” and urban #schools @RoutledgeLing @routledgebooks Image
July #ReadingChallenge2020: a book about #language #migration #education, and #class

Pei-Chia, Raising Global #Families: #Parenting, #Immigration, and Class in #Taiwan and the US Image
August #ReadingChallenge2020: a #memoir by an adult who was raised #bilingually as a child

Elias Canetti, The Tongue Set Free: Remembrance of a European Childhood, or Edward Said, Out of Place: A Memoir @GrantaBooks ImageImage
September #ReadingChallenge2020: a book about #multilingual #governance: how is #multilingualism managed in different polities around the world?

Janny Leung, Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders @OUPAcademic @mkeffer Image
October #ReadingChallenge2020: a #history of a #multilingual polity

John Kulczycki, #Belonging to the #Nation: Inclusion and Exclusion in the #Polish-German Borderlands, 1939–1951 Image
November #ReadingChallenge2020: a book that explains why the #Language-on-the-Move #ReadingChallenge is important: because book #reading enhances your intellectual, aesthetic and moral #life

@MaryanneWolf_ Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain Image

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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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