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Linguistic diversity in social life Tweets mostly by Ingrid Piller, Distinguished Professor @macquarie_uni
Oct 7, 2021 19 tweets 14 min read
Inga Clendinnen "Dancing with Strangers"

In this thread students @MQLinguistics read Clendinnen's historical #ethnography based on the diaries of the officers of the 1st fleet to learn about #InterculturalCommunication between British colonizers and Sydney's Indigenous people #DancingWithStrangers is a story of confusion and ignorance of #culture #language, aspirations, traditions and #law
One of the most tragic figures is Baneelon, an Australian kidnapped by Governor Phillip and taught English in a desperate attempt to create an intermediary.
Aug 30, 2021 15 tweets 11 min read
In this thread students @MQLinguistics
@Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

⬇️⬇️⬇️Favorite facts about #literacies ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Learning about message sticks is my favorite. When thinking about message sticks from a #literacies perspective, they seem very modern.
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Aug 29, 2021 26 tweets 22 min read
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.
Sep 28, 2020 14 tweets 9 min read
💫10 secrets to #writing fabulous academic assignments ✨

A quick thread for #AppliedLinguistics #TESOL and #Literacies students @MQLinguistics, and anyone else who's sweating over an academic assignment Secret #1: Figure out what you have to do!

What is the task? What are the expectations and requirements? Image
Sep 8, 2020 8 tweets 10 min read
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
Sep 4, 2020 13 tweets 17 min read
****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

degruyter.com/view/journals/… Image 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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Aug 24, 2020 25 tweets 19 min read
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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Aug 11, 2020 9 tweets 10 min read
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...
Aug 3, 2020 15 tweets 10 min read
Listen up, boys and girls, because I'm going to tell you the story of the greatest inventors of all times: the inventors of #writing

Can you imagine a world without writing? No writing on screens, no writing on paper, no writing on stone, no writing on clay tables, nothing ... Image To meet the inventors of #writing, we have to travel back in time a few thousand years to the first city states, such as Uruk, in what is today southern Iraq

Their newly emerging complex urban society needed a way to keep records of things like who had paid how much tax ImageImage
Jul 11, 2020 11 tweets 8 min read
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 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

languageonthemove.com/tag/racism/ 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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Jul 7, 2020 5 tweets 8 min read
To what degree is the person of the researcher in the #research? In our latest #RECLAS #ethics rant @HannaEK6 @uniofjyvaskyla reflects on researcher positionality

languageonthemove.com/coming-to-term… This closes our mini series on #ResearchEthics in #AppliedLinguistics by researchers from the #RECLAS center at @uniofjyvaskyla

In previous post, @HondtSigurd explored the implications of #GDPR for #ethnography and data collection in public spaces

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Jun 18, 2020 4 tweets 8 min read
Are you a #sociolinguist conducting research on #multilingualism #InterculturalCommunication #LinguisticDiversity #Language in contexts of #migration and #globalization?

Have you considered publishing your #research in #Multilingua @dg_mouton?

degruyter.com/view/journals/… Multilingua is an academic ... #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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Jun 11, 2020 6 tweets 7 min read
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 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

royalsoc.org.au/images/pdf/jou… Image 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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Jun 11, 2020 11 tweets 12 min read
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

royalsoc.org.au/council-member… Image 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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Jun 6, 2020 16 tweets 18 min read
Weekend readings on #language aspects of the #COVIDー19 pandemic from Australia, China, Germany, Mexico, Qatar, and South Africa

languageonthemove.com/tag/covid-19/ How can public #health messages related to #COVIDー19 in #multilingual #Australia be improved? by @Alex_Grey_ @SydneyLawSchool

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Apr 30, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
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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Apr 2, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
#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.”

propublica.org/article/hospit… Worthwhile to compare Chinese and US responses to #Covid_19 crisis on many levels, including the provision of #language services

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Mar 16, 2020 4 tweets 9 min read
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

languageonthemove.com/linguistic-div… Image 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
Mar 8, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
The Language-on-the-Move #InternationalWomensDay2020 post asks why there are so few female full professors in #highered

Check out our previous #IWD posts, too 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Why are there so few notable academic women?
Hint: women high achievers are much more likely to be ignored
#WomensDay

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Jan 9, 2020 11 tweets 17 min read
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

languageonthemove.com/language-on-th… 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
Dec 23, 2019 6 tweets 10 min read
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 👇🏼

abc.net.au/radionational/… Image 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

abc.net.au/radionational/…