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Spotlight on COVID: Pandemic language and the role of linguists

Tony is compiling a database of the vast amount of new vocabulary which has emerged as a result of the pandemic, including popular slang words. He is studying the cultural and societal impact of the new specialist language which can be overwhelming for the public.

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Spotlight on COVID: Pandemic language and the role of linguists

There is also a need for linguists to input to effective communications on the frontline, argues Thorne.

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Tony Thorne

Tony Thorne

Contributor to Alumni Blog