LINGUIST List 32.238

Sun Jan 17 2021

FYI: Free Webinar - Major Health Crises and the OED: Language Evolution and Challenges in Health Communication

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 12-Jan-2021
From: OED Team <oed.ukoup.com>
Subject: Free Webinar - Major Health Crises and the OED: Language Evolution and Challenges in Health Communication
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When: Thu, 21 Jan, 15:00-16:00 GMT
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The English language, like all of us, has had to adapt rapidly and repeatedly this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but what are the challenges faced when new medical terminology needs to be used within many varieties of English, and also with non-English speakers?

Join Dr Danica Salazar, OED World English Editor, and Richard Karl Deang, PhD candidate at the University of Virginia, for an interactive online presentation that will combine insights from medical anthropology and lexicography to address the following questions:

- New terms in current use in different parts of the world, and what social realities these words reveal

- Lessons learnt from other global health crises, and how can we use these to ensure more effective health communication?

- What considerations need to be made in crafting accurate and locally appropriate translations of Covid-19 terminology from English?

- Q&A time – bring your questions to the panellists, or send them in advance to OED.ukoup.com

All those who have registered for the webinar will be notified when the recording becomes available.


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discipline of Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Lexicography; Neurolinguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation; Writing Systems


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