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Language is important in the prosecution of conflicts, particularly in the Middle East
Language provides an echo chamber for political conflict through its role as a symbol that conveys extra-linguistic meanings.
A reflection on language and identity in Indonesia
A personal illustration of the interconnectedness between language and identity as dynamic entities.
‘queerqueen: Linguistic Excess in Japanese Media’ by Claire Maree
What linguistic anthropologist Miyako Inoue did for Japanese women’s language, Maree has done for onē-kotoba and onē-kyara—the language of queerqueen personalities.
From ‘human nature’ to ‘sex’: sexualising ‘xing’ and reimagining sex in Chinese 中文
The Chinese character ‘xing’ (性 ) has had varied usage and multiple meanings across time.
Quarantine, masks and dis/ease: social discourses of COVID-19 in Japan and Korea
WEBINAR: How COVID-19 is changing language and social norms in Japan and South Korea.