Soon after the start of the corona pandemic, the Associação Brasileira de Linguística (ABRALIN) initiated a virtual lecture and workshop series entitled Abralin ao Vivo: Linguists Online. The many wonderful contributions, from budding local talents to international celebrities (including Peter Bakker from Denmark), have been recorded on the website and can be watched again. Brazil is of course well represented in the program, and the indigenous languages are often featured. Brazil has up to 160 different Amerindian languages, of which around 120 are spoken in the Amazon. Virtually all of Brazil’s indigenous languages are in danger of extinction due to factors such as the small size population groups, the appeal of the Portuguese language, and the physical … ↪
Would you like to go to a free, online linguistics conference this Saturday? Well, good news:
On Saturday, December 5th, you can follow the presentations of the first ever Twitter-conference on linguistics, Linguistweets! The concept is very simple: Research presentations will be delivered via a series of no more than 6 tweets, presented during a 15 min time slot, under the hashtag #linguistweets. All you have to do is search for the hashtag on Twitter, and you’re good to go! You can find the full conference program her.
The organizers of the event is the Brazilian Linguistics Association (Abralin). On the conference website, the organizers write:
”Besides removing the hassle of travelling, especially during the pandemic, Twitter … ↪
Interested in language and linguistics? We thought so! Want to attend an almost three month long global event with talks from some of the world’s leading linguists for free? Of course you do! And now you can!
The Brazilian Linguistics Association (Abralin), in a joint project with the Permanent International Committee of Linguists, the Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina, Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Lingüísticos, the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, the Societas Linguistica Europaea, the Linguistic Society of America, the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, and the Australian Linguistic Society, is organizing a virtual event: Abralin ao Vivo – Linguists Online. The event takes place from May 4th… ↪
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by Peter Bakker and Joshua Nash
COVIDictionary 20: your go-to dictionary in times of Coronavirus and COVID-19
© Peter Bakker and Joshua Nash
|COVIDeology:||The idea to shut down the world in order to prevent that hospitals shut down.|
|(1) The process of closing down the world for no real and apparent reason.
(2) The process of opening up the world for no real and apparent reason after a lockdown.
(3) The process of taking no measures for no real and apparent reason.
|COVIDe:||The feeling of emptiness during lockdown.|