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episode 8: What Does It Mean to Govern a Multilingual Society Well?

Hanna Torsh speaks with Alexandra Grey about good governance in linguistically diverse cities.

Linguistic diversity is often seen through a deficit lens. Another way of saying this is that it's perceived as a problem, particularly by institutions and governments. However, it doesn’t have to be that way and shouldn’t be that way in a participatory democracy.

This conversation addresses 3 questions:

  1. Why does governance in a multilingual urban environment such as Sydney matter?
  2. How do you investigate good governance in multilingual urban environments?
  3. How did public health communication during the Covid-19 pandemic fail some linguistic communities and how can it be improved?

“Chats in Linguistic Diversity” is a podcast about linguistic diversity in social life brought to you by the Language on the Move team. We explore multilingualism, language learning, and intercultural communication in the contexts of globalization and migration.

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