Abhishek Avtans

Abhishek Avtans teaches Indic languages and linguistics at Leiden University (the Netherlands). He tweets at @avtansa.

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.

Apr 07, 2021

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Translating a pandemic

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