Linguistic diversity and public health: sociolinguistic perspectives on COVID-19

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The communication of public health information is a key aspect of the containment of contagious diseases. In fact, communication has been such a major aspect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that it has been said to be accompanied by an “infodemic”, where many populations do not have access to sufficient reliable information while simultaneously being swamped with misleading information.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
PublisherLanguage on the move
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2020

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  • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)


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