Category Archives: Language

In praise of contamination – Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy

Students who take my World Regional Geography course know that one of my favorite metaphors for understanding and appreciating the world’s cultural diversity is ‘contamination.’  But this is not an idea that I dreamed up.  Nearly a decade ago, Kwame … Continue reading

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Language politics and the Hong Kong protests

Here’s an excellent Quartz post by Gwynn Guilford on the language issues underlying the Hong Kong protests:  http://qz.com/283395/how-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement-protesters-are-using-their-native-language-to-push-back-against-beijing/

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