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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

“Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice” to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016

Good news! I created the cover of Prof Ingrid Piller’s new book “Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice”, which will be published byOxford University Press in 2016. ISBN: 9780199937264. The book will release in the US in February. Ameriacn blog friends, you can have a look of it! You can see the contents of the book above. I'm proud of this work with Ingrid. It’s my great honour and joy. Their research blog "Language on the Move" has massive readers across the world and is a great portal of sociolinguistics. It's so popular. I hope more people will read Ingrid's book and their research blog and think about language, language rights, social issues and society in the world. I deeply thank Ingrid for giving me the wonderful opportunity to work with her. I look forward to the book launch here in Sydney and meeting up Ingrid, involved people and her team.

Do you have questions about the cover image? What does it mean? Who is that lady? What is she doing and why does she put on earmuffs? Or is she forced to be a deaf? Your question will open discussion on linguistic topics. If you want to chat over such questions, come over and see Ingrid and us! It's sociolinguistics. 

Sociolinguistics studies about these topics : social dimensions (age, class and gender), bilingualism, power and inequality, cultural beliefs, values and practices, socialisation, interaction, social identities and roles, and language variation across time and space etc. I've loved it so much! 
Do you feel like knowing more about sociolinguistics? Go to a book shop and look up Ingrid's book or read her blog posts. If you like, try Macquarie University where Ingrid is teaching! Macquarie uni has reputation of linguistics. They have published an Australian English dictionary, "Macquarie Dictionary." We're proud of that dictionary. 

Ingrid is a wonderful and humanistic linguist and an active researcher all over the world. She has taught at top universities in Europe, US and Australia. Her sociolinguistic research covers a world map and history in a profound and braod way! She has taught us beyond sociolinguistics -- the importance of human/language rights, a humanistic attitude, fight against inequality, empathy, respect and love of others. She has been a very much beloved lecturer at any uni. 

Regarding the fractures of my shoulder and the wrist, a physio at hospital says
1) use the splint, the sling until the sixth week = new year!
No drive, no swimming. 2) prioritise healing the shoulder and the wrist
After the sixth week, review the shoulder, then, give a new shoulder rehab menu.
if I move tendons now, tendons may stop healing. So, don't move the shoulder and behave a good girl. Give up swimming. Woa, not easy. My only sports and indulgence at narrabeen beach.
But I'm positive and working on images with my right hand.
Friends, Happy Painting and ... linguistics is fun!!



  1. Good things find their way to good people. Stop swimming but keep painting. Get well soon.

    1. Thank you, AK! Yes, I'll keep up. Behaving a good girl is not easy -- keep a shoulder in a neutral position, put on a splint for 24 hours and go with a sling to anywhere. But I still can use my dominant hand. I'll draw. Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thank you, Agnieszka! I will get well asap!!! ((Hugs)) Sadami

  3. Oh yes Sadami be patient :)
    What power in the evocation of this drawing !

    1. Thanks, Lydie! I'll behave a good girl. xxx Sadami

  4. Un duro castigo para tí, sin poder nadar... oh! Pero necesario para curarte y recuperar del todo tu movilidad. Lo harás, porque eres obediente y sabes que así irás recuperando tu actividad y... luego ya podrás ir a nadar. Cuidado con los tiburones!! He, he, he.
    Ese dibujo de la portada del libro, es tuyo? Y para conocer las preguntas que formulas hay que leer el libro?
    Te felicito por tu fuerza de voluntad y que gracias a ello, consigues importantes éxitos en tu trabajo y en tu vida! Estoy orgulloso de tener una amiga como tú.
    Felices Navidades y buena entrada del año 2016 que ya estarás medio curada.
    Un fuerte abrazo.

    1. Muchas gracias, Joshemari. Como has dicho que es un poco difícil que no sé nadar. Con suerte, voy a ser capaz de nadar en enero. Sí, la imagen de la portada de un libro es mi obra de arte. Soy un gran fan de la Prof. Ingrid Piller. Tengo muchas ganas de leer su libro. Entre los estudiantes y lingüistas lingüística, artículos y libros de investigación de Ingrid son muy populares. Ella y yo hemos estado charlando sobre temas lingüísticos mediante correos electrónicos. Si usted está interesado en los idiomas y temas sociales, puede tener un aspecto de la misma.
      Muchas gracias por tu comentario. Yo realmente, realmente agradezco su amable preocupación.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you so much, Joshemari. Like you said it's a bit tough that I cannot swim. Hopefully, I will be able to swim in January. Yes, the image of a book cover is my art work. I'm a big fan of Prof Ingrid Piller. I'm really looking forward to reading her book. Among linguistics students and linguists, Ingrid's research articles and books are very popular. She and I have been chatting over linguistic topics by emails. If you're interested in languages and social issues, you can have a look of it.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I really, really appreciate your kind concern.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>> Joshemari said...
      A harsh punishment for you, unable to swim ... oh! But necessary to heal and recover all your mobility. You will, because you are obedient and well you know your activity and recovering go ... and then you can go swimming. Beware of sharks !! I, I, I.
      That picture of the book cover, is yours? And to know the formulas questions you have to read the book?
      I congratulate you for your willpower and that as a result, you get important successes in your work and in your life! I am proud to have a friend like you.
      Merry Christmas and good entry and mid-2016 that will be cured.
      A hug.

  5. Sadami, I love your "Justice" - a traditional image in an innovative and somewhat playful interpretation.
    Get better quickly dear friend! Happy holidays!

    1. Thank you. Well, click the book title and you can find the contents. It's quite heavy and hot topics in the world. The image required implies all the issues in the book. Ingrid and I had a long discussion of it and created the image. You, too, Happy and Safe holidays!! Yes, I have to get completely well asap!! ((Hugs)) Sadami