The Languages of Star Wars (Part 1): A Sociolinguistic Investigation

The Star Wars film franchise might just be the most world famous multilingual movies ever–yet hardly anyone ever thinks of them that way. Why?… Read More The Languages of Star Wars (Part 1): A Sociolinguistic Investigation

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On the endings and beginnings of time, turtles, and ways of speaking

1. Ways of speaking Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, México is a multilingual city. An estimated half of the population speak Isthmus Zapotec, while some speak other Indigenous languages, and almost all also speak Spanish. After 500+ years of colonization and 70+ years of mandatory Spanish schooling many say that use of Spanish is now becoming… Read More On the endings and beginnings of time, turtles, and ways of speaking