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The TLANG team discuss Linguistic xenophobia and why it should be resisted

14 July 2016 |

Members of the TLANG research team from the University of Leeds, School of Education, have discussed their shock by the upsurge of xenophobia and racist hate crime which the police believe has been triggered by the BREXIT vote. 

In the latest blog post the TLANG team express their concern, "It is a basic human right that people feel free to express themselves in their own language without exposing themselves to abuse. Instances of such abuse should be documented and recorded, and reported to the police." 

The TLANG team are demanding legal penalties for those who engage in xenophobic and racist hate crime, as well as seeking ways of preventing such incidents in future.

You can read the full blog post on the TLANG website. 

 

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