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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.

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