Happy Birthday!

By October 4, 2011News

Language on the Move turns 2 years!Language-on-the-Move is turning 2! Language-on-the-Move went live on October 4, 2009 with this welcome message. Since then Language-on-the-Move has been publishing more than 200 research blog-posts in the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, language learning and intercultural communication. Language-on-the-Move is run by a multilingual team of editors, translators and writers and has a global readership.[i]

Celebrate the Language-on-the-Move birthday with us by re-reading your favorite blog posts! Tell us about your favorite posts and what you like most about Language-on-the-Move! Anything you’d like to see more off or any other feedback you might have?

[i] Except for these 15 countries from which we’ve never had a visitor: Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, North Korea, Paraguay, Western Sahara


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  • Many thanks to those who have helped Language on the Move grow over the last two years! I have many favorite posts, but I must say “Toiletology” is at the top of the list, followed by “Give Chinglish a break” which has been translated into so many different languages (to see the latter post in other languages, simple type the title of the post in the search box on our website).

    In the coming year, I’d like to see more visitors and contributions from South East Asia in general and Thailand in particular (I’m currently based in Bangkok;-).

    Once again, happy birthday to Language on the Move!

    Toiletology: http://www.languageonthemove.com/recent-posts/toiletology
    Give Chinglish a break: http://www.languageonthemove.com/recent-posts/give-chinglish-a-break

  • khan

    Many Happy Returns of the Day

    Please allow me to be more subjective here. As we all know very well that a doctoral upgrade panel is very significant milestone in the life of a PhD Candidate and I had the opportunity to attend my upgrade examination on October 27 at Lancaster. It was a very useful interaction and it brought to me happiness because my work was evaluated by panel as a doctoral level work. Out of the examination room, I just thought of people who contributed to it and the first name was Professor Piller and her project Language on the move. A lot of credit goes to my close engagement with Language on the Move:reading, reflecting and writing on current issues/ scholarship in the field. I realize my academic thinking and writing has tremendously improved and so is the confidence level. I am hugely grateful to Language on the Move. Thanks everyone associated with such a lovely and novice-researcher friendly project.

    Long live Language on the Move


  • Dariush Izadi

    Dear Ingrid, Kimie, and contributors to language-on-the-move,

    Thanks so much for your hard work, sheer perseverance and intellectual effort. Through reading your interesting posts, I got to learn about theories in the field, about issues related to communication, and in short anything on the subject of language and sociolinguistics. I’m deeply indebted to all of you.

    Happy birthday!

  • vahid

    Happy Birthday, Language-on-the-Move!
    Keep up the good work!

  • I got to know this website when I started arranging the first Language-on-the-Move workshop at the University of Tehran where I used to be a student. Since then, I have been a regular reader of this website and have contributed a blog post and a translation to it. Also, I have learned a lot from the posts by different contributors from different countries.
    I feel it necessary to express my gratitude to Prof. Ingrid Piller for her great efforts in maintaining Language-on-the-Move as a high-quality linguistics site as well as Dr. Kimie Takahashi whom I do not know in person, yet feel great respect for.
    I found Most posts I read interesting, but just to mention a few these attracted me more: “Intercultural communication and imperialism”, “Pronunciation: A Matter of Life and Death”, “British Royal Wedding in Iran”, and “Children of ANZAC”.
    I hope Language-on-the-Move continues in its good track and we can celebrate more and more birthdays.