Collage of images and quotes arranged neatly on a yellow/green board, with some of the text cut off. Type reads from left to right: "Learning an indigenous language", "Celebrating dialects & accents", "Recognizing the power of labels", "Taking a language class", "Researching language change", "Practicing a foreign language", "Looking up the origin of a word", "Practicing a different script", "Investigating metaphors", "Learning about ecolinguistics".
Collage of images and quotes arranged neatly on a yellow/green board, with some of the text cut off. Type reads from left to right: "Learning an indigenous language", "Celebrating dialects & accents", "Recognizing the power of labels", "Taking a language class", "Researching language change", "Practicing a foreign language", "Looking up the origin of a word", "Practicing a different script", "Investigating metaphors", "Learning about ecolinguistics".

Language

All things linguistics.

Why language is a theme on YW

 

While our directory is only just getting started, this is what we have planned for the theme of Language:

Language is probably the most unusual theme of the nine. It’s almost invisible, often taken for granted, not sufficiently discussed in its own right. We want to help you notice how language shapes everything in our world. We want you to discover the many fascinating aspects about language: how it changes, how it is used, how it is employed to influence us. We want to showcase the important work of linguists and researchers. We want to give you ideas for interesting speakers to listen to and interesting books to read which showcase the impact language has on our everyday lives. And we want to help you find resources and shops for all your language learning needs.

EXPLORING LANGUAGE: Language change; Language in its social & cultural context; Language & power; Language families; Indigenous languages; Ancient languages; Dialects & accents and Writing systems. LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE: Foreign language bookshops; Language learning groups & exchanges; Language learning advice; Radio stations ideal for language learning; Language learning materials and Language schools. USING LANGUAGE IN EVERYDAY LIFE: Advice on language use; Talks & lecture series; Workshops & other events; Magazines about language & linguistics; Podcasts about language & linguistics and Linguistics blogs & newsletters. BEING A LINGUIST: Linguists; Training programs; Academic resources; Professional organizations; Translation resources and Other industry resources.

How to add your organization to the Young W directory

Are you a linguist, language museum, grammar hotline, language learning resource, researcher or any other organization which fits into one of the categories above? Check out the Get Involved page for details about how to get your organization added to the directory.

 

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