Understanding Linguistic Diversity

Understanding Linguistic Diversity

To follow through on our commitment to linguistic justice, the Farnham Writers’ Center has organized and participated in several events to open up discussion on these issues. Here are a few of the handouts and activities we have used in the past.

Students’ Right to Their Own Languages Handout

Tackling Linguistic Bias in the Writers’ Center Handout

Linguistic Justice and L2 Writers Handout


Here are some further resources on the topic that might be helpful for more in-depth information.

Inviting the Mother Tongue: Beyond “Mistakes”, “Bad English”, and “Wrong Language”

Students’ Right to Their Own Language

Foundational Theories on Racism, Rhetoric, Language, and Pedagogy

Should Writers Use They Own English?

Individualism, Academic Writing, and ESL Writers

The Standard Language Myth

Managing the Complexity of Revising Across Languages

Cultural Thought Patterns in Inter-cultural Education