Learnings from the 11th Meeting of Patholinguistics in Potsdam

Conference

Last Saturday 18th November I attended again the Autumn Meeting of Patholinguistics in Potsdam, in a wonderful new location Am Neuen Palais. The theme of this edition was “Diagnosis and treatment of dysphonia” (also known as hoarseness), a condition of the vocal chords or the larynx which makes the voice sound breathy, strained, raspy, or lower in volume or... [Read More]

Xenolinguistics by D.R. Slattery

Book review

In Xenolinguistics, Diana Reed Slattery mixes research on language, psychedelics, and consciousness in a trippy cocktail which will warp your mind like the characters of Glide, the symbolic language she “downloaded” in an altered state of consciousness. Among the topics discussed in the book are psychonautic practices, the concept of... [Read More]

Research findings about bilingualism in 2016

Literature review

Nowadays the majority of the world’s population is bilingual/multilingual, mainly due to English as lingua-franca and international policies on foreign language education. In the past year many researchers have been investigating the cognitive aspects of foreign language learning and bilingualism, and here are some of their discoveries. [Read More]
Tags: linguistics

Learning about languages of trauma

Conference

The conference Languages of trauma, which took place between 25-26 November in Berlin, brought together scholars of cultural/film/media studies to discuss about the body/psyche, historiography, traumatology, and visual media – and everything in between. Here I will talk only about two of the seven talks, which made a bigger impression on... [Read More]