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Name the languages

You have watched the Speaking Your Language video. Spoken by 20 people, you’ll have heard a large number of different languages. Some you may have recognised. Some you may not …

Further resources

Many of the materials and resources for this online course were developed thanks to the AHRC Translating Cultures Large Grant project Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, The Body, …

What is the danger in letting some languages die?

How many languages does the world speak? According to the linguist David Crystal there are approximately six thousand languages spoken today but other scattered statistical data often quotes seven thousand …

What is ‘verbal hygiene’?

‘Verbal hygiene’ is a term coined by sociolinguist Deborah Cameron in the first edition of her book, which was published in 1995. As Cameron (2012) defines it, verbal hygiene refers …

Visual representation of language riches

This activity allows a visual representation of the language riches you are bringing to the course from all over the world. Please indicate your general location on Zeemaps world map …