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Linguistics in a Colonial World: A Story of Language, Meaning, and Power

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwsj9AZnaaE Professor Errington is interested in the linguistic dimensions of social life, ranging from the social implications of patterns of verbal communication, to forms and uses of sociolinguistic hierarchies, to the linguistic effects of large scale dynamics. His research and writing have focused on linguistic dimensions of modernization and identity in Java and Indonesia, reflecting his broader interests in semiotics and the politics of language. We talk with Professor Errington about his book, Linguistics in a Colonial World: A Story of Language, Meaning, and Power.

Don’t Let Shell Kill Again

This public policy video is edited from two films to support the City of Berkeley’s boycott of companies doing business with Shell Oil Company because of the multinational corporation’s impact on Nigeria and for the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa with eight other environmental activists. The video presentation was seen at the City of Berkeley’s Regular Council meeting in 1997 and several public showings in our community. A very special thanks to Carol Denney for the narration and to the East Bay Media Center in Berkeley for postproduction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Gwf8UcgS0

Stats That Reshape Your Worldview

With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital global data to life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVimVzgtD6w

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