“Language is a guide to social reality… The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached.” Edward Sapier, linguist, 1929/1949. Image: Social Science Insights. Continue reading Language is a guide to social reality
An Australian social science website catalogued over 1,000 local languages from Papua New Guinea. Continue reading Mapping Language
Noam Chomsky on Language Use and Design: conflicts and their significance.
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Common law does not require people are given access to an interpreter but legal cases show that use of interpreters does not always lead to an accurate and fair presentation of evidence in court. This is especially problematic for Indigenous Australians who speak diverse languages that don’t necessarily translate well through the mouths of a poorly trained interpreter.
Linguistics & Cultural Appropriation
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Managing Accents at Work
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Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke speaks about film censorship in China at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Speaking in his native Chinese language here Zhang-ke says his thought-provoking film, A Touch of Sin, made its debut in Cannes in May and … Continue reading Film Censorship in China