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Arts & Humanities

Why We Need to Address Linguistic Diversity at the Modern Olympic Games

Not only are multilingual services vital for the smooth running of the Olympics – they are now a requisite for public health. That’s why, in time of crisis, Tokyo ramped up its linguistic infrastructure.

Arts & Humanities

The sounds in a Pokémon name impact how players perceive the creature

Characters with harsh syllables in their names were judged to be stronger, heavier and larger.

Politics & Society

Covid-19 Forces Us to Take Linguistic Diversity Seriously

In a time of crisis like the current pandemic, how can we influence behaviour change and ensure international cooperation in a multilingual world? And can we learn lessons from the Chinese approach?

Arts & Humanities

Linguistic archeology and the granularity of language change: Interview with Prof. Gerd Carling

Why is lingustic archeology so fascinating? What is special about your forthcoming Atlas project? How do polygons and network diagrams help us understand how language works? We talked to Gerd Carling, the editor of “The Mouton Atlas of Languages and Cultures” about her fascination with languages, both modern and ancient.

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