“Language is often used as a tool of exclusion and social oppression. As social beings who are…” — Superlinguo

“Language is often used as a tool of exclusion and social oppression. As social beings who are linguists, we have a responsibility to address language-related inequalities – and our professional knowledge helps us.” – Walt Wolfram, repetitively. (via allthingslinguistic)When I started studying language, I’ll admit that I was in awe of the ability to analyse…

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The etymology of Kangaroo (especially for those who’ve seen Arrival) — Superlinguo

I went to see Arrival (Aliens! Linguists!) and it was great. A few years ago I blogged about The Story of Your Life, the short story that it is based on, and the film takes those ideas and grows them in interesting ways, while mostly still doing service to the original story.I’m not going to…

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