languages

Shaking the melting pot

The role of contact languages in multilingual milieux.

| Aug 24, 2021

Under the sun

Summer words and phrases in Southasian languages.

| May 18, 2021

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

| Apr 12, 2021

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.

| Apr 07, 2021

What the Maithili Movement tells us about language politics in India

And resistance in the face of ‘Hindi imposition’.

| Oct 02, 2020

Seeding bhasa

The interaction of English and the languages of Southasia is often lamented for having led to a deterioration of the latter. But focusing on this alone misses out on what has been accomplished through this …

| Oct 01, 2009

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