12.05.20

Census 2021: The Language question

Photo: Baroness Coussines online contribution Tue, 12.5.2020, screenshot.

Photo: Baroness Coussines online contribution Tue, 12.5.2020, screenshot.

We are honoured to be consulted by Baroness Coussins on the ‘language question’ in preparation for the House of Lords debate on the changes to 2021 census. Thomas and I have campaigned for many years in our public engagment events and our publications that the census question: ‘What is your main language?’ needs to be replaced by ‘What are your main languages?’. A very small change that will open doors for plurilingualism to be officially recognised and recorded in the UK! Today Baroness Coussines put our proposal for this change for a debate at the House of Lords and requested urgent government action to implement this. So exciting to see our scientific work make such a direct impact on a landmark social change! Hopefully!

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26.03.21

International Day of Multilingualism

The 27th of March marks the International Day of Multilingualism. In our previous blog http://healthylinguisticdiet.com/international-mother-tongue-day-and-hld-5th-birthday/ we have More

Monument to UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai

25.02.21

اليوم العالمي للغة الأم وعيد ميلاد HLD الخامس

Image top: Monument to the UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai On Sunday 21st Feb we mark More

Monument to UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai

19.02.21

International Mother Tongue Day and HLD 5th Birthday

Image top: Monument to the UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai On Sunday 21st Feb we mark More

25.09.20

European Day of Languages, 26.9.2020

Four years ago, Dina and Thomas have met for the first time, at a celebration of More