The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed language barriers in societies around the world. It has become obvious that the fact of linguistic diversity had not been incorporated systematically into emergency preparation and crisis planning. As a result, the effectiveness of the pandemic response has suffered, and linguistic minorities everywhere have been struggling to access timely high-quality information. The consequences of widespread language and communication failures have been felt most heavily by the most marginalized groups.
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- 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
- 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)