Why is character amnesia in China considered problematic?
23 minutes to read
In the People's Republic of China, due to rapid technological developments more and more people rely on voice messaging and pinyin input for producing texts, rather than writing them by hand.
Een gesprek met Jeroen Olyslaegers
Auteur Jeroen Olyslaegers wordt geïnterviewd door literatuurwetenschapper Sander Bax en sociolinguïst Jan Blommaert. Verwacht je aan een boeiend gesprek over Wil, politiek en cultuur.
Afro hair, Afro beauty, Afro Italian
20 minutes to read
Micro-hegemony, a term introduced by Blommaert and Varis, refers to the dynamic complexity of values, beliefs and perceptions that shape one’s identity. Here I show how hair, beauty and nationality framed my Afro-Black-European identity.
Exploring the Linguistic Landscape in the Sofia Subway
12 minutes to read
In language policy certain norms and laws should be strictly followed. However, in the Sofia subway this seems not to happen. Four examples of language mistakes are analyzed in this paper, as well as a map with some correctly written names.
Donald Trump knows very well that mediated visibility can be used as a political instrument and weapon. So instead of trying to control this mediated visibility, he uses mediated controversy as his strategy.
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Cathy O'Neil)
4 minutes to read
Weapons of Math Destruction (2016) by Cathy O'Neil makes a very compelling case for people to start asking more questions and demand more transparency regarding algorithmic models that are being used to regulate so many aspects of their lives.