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Is God mocked? The emergence of theological discourses, particularly when accompanied by new formulations about an old God, such as the God of Abraham, frequently generates comic, ironic, satirical, and violent responses. Notwithstanding the second/third commandment (Ex 20), mockery abounds, both in relation to the divine and to those who claim to speak for and about it. Moses worried about his embarrassment during the seemingly endless negotiation with the burning bush. Jesus’ ironic use of language might lead us to describe him as a rabbi with a great sense of humour. The Qur’an is replete with passages alluding to the humiliation of early converts to Islam.

If psychoanalysis be believed, wit and comedy (the Witz) are ways of revealing unconscious truths about the divine and the human that cannot be said otherwise. Comedy’s capacity for truth-telling was not lost on the many who knew their theologies well, from Rabelais and Erasmus to Molière, Swift, Austen, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, O’Connor, Derrida, Rushdie, and Monty Python (among many, many others). There is a rivalry between the truths of theology and the truths of wit. The extent and variety of these truths and the places where they occur calls for critical examination.

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Can laughter and suffering go together? If so, how are they articulated?

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The quality of imagination that literature and theology both habituate trains humans to look at the surroundings and appreciate how participation can recreate and restructure the world. Literature tends to do this in its mode of description and narration, while theology provides a metaphysical grounding that invites human participation in the ongoing creation of the world. We invite speculations on the interface of theology, the imagination, and virtual realities.

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Prepare to embark on an intellectual journey like no other, as we come together at the World Conference on English Literature and Linguistics from 23 rd to 25 th of August 2024 in Oxford-UK to explore the depths of English Literature and Linguistics. ELLCONF is a platform that beckons you to unleash your creative ideas, challenge conventional wisdom, and contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of English literature and linguistics. Every voice has the power to shape the future of these disciplines, and this is your chance to make an impact.

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Whether you are an established scholar, an emerging researcher, or a student with a fresh perspective, you are invited to submit your work on a diverse range of topics, from exploring the intricacies of language acquisition to discovering the nuances of post-colonial literature. Papers and contributions that push the boundaries of knowledge and challenge existing paradigms are most welcome.

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59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

This year the International Sidney Society is sponsoring three open sessions and invites papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney family or their extensive British and Continental network, including Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, William Herbert, Alberico Gentili, Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay,  Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and others. We encourage submissions touching colonization, pre-modern race, ecocriticism and environmental studies, religious studies, translation studies, travel writing, and other topics related to the Sidneys and their network.

We encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 

According to rules established by the Congress, those submitting abstracts for one session may not submit abstracts for other sessions in the same year. Papers submitted should not have been read elsewhere nor be scheduled for publication in the near future.

The process for submitting abstracts has changed.  Starting last year, abstracts are no longer emailed to the session organizer. Instead,  all abstracts are submitted through the Congress's Proposal Portal:

https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call

Abstracts should be between 150 and 250 words; abstracts that outline an argument are preferred.  Reading time for the completed paper  must not  exceed 20 minutes. 

  • September 15, 2023 for abstracts
  • Graduate students and independent scholars are invited to apply for the International Sidney Society Award, a financial award for papers of merit, if they submit their completed paper by April 12, 2024 .

Please direct questions and correspondence to Joel B. Davis,  [email protected] .

For complete conference Call for Papers, see  https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call

Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Call for Papers - 

Panel 20365 SURPLUS FRAGMENTS: EXPLORATIONS OF THE CONDITIONS AND CAUSES OF OVERFLOW.

Description:  Fragmentation is a response or a natural effect of surplus. To combat excess, we create new categories. As with waste, we dump the overflow into mounds that might not necessarily make sense together, collaging and piling entities together. What shape do fragments take when they are amplified in a work rather than silenced? 

Surplus implies excess. Whether it be as an excess of people, objects, or materials, surplus connotes too much of an entity. With such overflow, there becomes a need to bundle and categorize, to make sense of the crowdedness. 

Fragmentation is a response or a natural effect of surplus. To combat excess, we create new categories. As with waste, we dump the overflow into mounds that might not necessarily make sense together, collaging and piling entities together. What shape do fragments take when they are amplified rather than silenced? 

This panel considers fragments as materials, objects, peoples, etc. that are perceived as excess, or are exiled and marginalized by their original contexts/communities, and are then reconstituted into a new framework of existence in life as in cultural production. This panel invites papers that are thinking about fragments as reconstituted and repurposed surplus elements in the form and/or content of texts from any genre (film, novels, stories, poetry, art, performance, etc.) and language tradition: 

Some questions that this panel considers are as follows: 

- How do the fragments negotiate the terms of their own existence and afterlives in the text? 

- How/To what ends are excessive fragments represented in the form or body of a text?

- How do these fragmented constituents resist being homogenized under umbrella terms and categories? 

- What is the political importance of highlighting fragments of people/objects as surplus and excess?

- What happens when you recycle and repurpose a surplus? Does it become a new entity, does it preserve any of its original being? 

This panel invites cross-disciplinary proposals from researchers in literary and cultural studies, migration and cosmopolitanism studies, postcolonialism, and transnational and world literature on, but not limited to, the following topics: 

ecocriticism, slow violence, neoliberal globalization in word and image, nation-states and contemporary postcoloniality, intertextuality studies, discourse and text analysis, modernity’s counter-history in cultural production, postmodernisms, post-nationalisms, and the conditions of refugeehood and humanitarian aid.

Please submit your 300-word abstract by   September 30, 2023 through the NeMLA submission portal 

https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20337

Postcolonial Studies Association's (PSA) Newsletter, Call for Papers - Decolonizing the Ecological Crisis

We encourage submissions that consider how storytelling (fiction, memoirs, poetry, drama, performance, films and new media such as podcasting and video games, etc…) engages with topics such as:

• environment, justice and race / ethnicity / indigeneity; • environment, justice and gender; ecofeminism; • environmental justice in relation to local and global contexts; • environmental justice and human rights; • the Anthropocene and climate change and race/ ethnicity / indigeneity; • the Anthropocene and climate change and gender; • neocolonialism and toxic imperialism; • petrocultures and/or extractivism; • relations between the human and the nonhuman or more-than-human; • multispecies critique

Original contributions should be between 700 and 1,200 words and should be fully referenced using Harvard Referencing Style. Please also send a 100-word biographical statement.

We are also looking for book reviews in relation to any recent books in the field of postcolonial studies, especially in the area of postcolonial ecocriticism, for this issue. Reviews should be between 500 and 1,000 words and should be fully referenced using Harvard Referencing Style.

The deadline for submissions is 15th June 2023. Please submit your contribution via email to the PSA Newsletter editorial team: Francesca Mussi [email protected] , Jennifer Gray [email protected] and Priyanka Tripathi [email protected] .

Call for Papers - International Journal of Business and Applied Social Science - Open Access Double-Blind Peer Reviews

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COVID-19, management, marketing, finance, economics, banking, accounting, human resources management, international business, hotel and tourism, entrepreneurship development, business ethics, international relations, law, development studies, population studies, political science, history, geography, industrial relations, information science, library science, media studies, methodology, demography, organizational behavior and theory, strategic management policy, social issues, and public policy, management organization, statistics and econometrics, personnel and industrial relations, gender studies, journalism, and mass communication, corporate governance, cross-cultural studies, peace and conflict, library and information science, public administration, psychology, philosophy, sociology, women studies, religious studies, social welfare, anthropology, linguistics, education, and so on.

IJBASS is inviting papers for Volume. 9 No. 2, which is scheduled to be published on February 28, 2023.

                                             Last date of submission: February 25, 2023.  

However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. 

Upcoming Issue:    Call for Papers Vol: 9, Issue: 3, Publication date  31 ,  March 2023

Send your manuscript to the editor at   [email protected]  

For more information, visit the official web site of the journal at  https://www.ijbassnet.com/

International Conference on Games and Narrative (ICGaN) - Call for Proposal - This conference explores the many ways in which games utilize, exploit, and develop narrative forms. Along the way, we add to long-held discussions and debates about the nature of narrative in games: how gameplay facilitates and challenges narrative construction, how growing digital media create space for novel narrative forms, how game designers and players enact and shape their identities in narrative expression.

Dates of Conference:  Wednesday, May 17 th , 2023, to Monday, May 22 nd , 2023

Hybrid Event:  In-person at the Games Institute, University of Waterloo and Online 

https://uwaterloo.ca/games-institute/sites/ca.games-institute/files/uploads/files/icgan_cfp-2023.pdf

Modern Language Association alphabetical Call For Papers  -  the Modern Language Association (MLA) has a call for papers (CFP)out for the 2023 annual convention.

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How to write a Research Paper – Step by Step Guide

How to write a research paper step by step

A Step-by-Step Guide to writing a research paper

Introduction:

Writing a research paper is a job that we all have to do in our academic life. A research paper represents the ideas of the person who writes it. In simple words, a research paper presents an original idea and substantiates it with logical arguments. Writing a research paper in the domain of English literature is very different compared to writing research articles in other domains. Literature inclines towards abstract thinking. In other subjects, one has to stick to the facts. Howsoever you try, disputing an idea of science becomes very difficult. On the other hand, to contradict an idea in the purview of literature, you just need a systematic flow of arguments (logical and valid) and it’s done! So, writing a research paper in the field of English literature becomes easy if arguments are strong, in a sequence and wisely crafted.

Step 1: Choose the topic of your research paper:

This is one of the most vital parts. Choosing a topic is a crucial choice to make and it has to be taken seriously. You have to choose the area of your interest in English literature and then narrow it down to the area of your expertise. You cannot write a paper on the topics which are wider than a Doctoral thesis! So, you have to be precise and wise while choosing your topic.

An example: Suppose a person has adequate knowledge about Matthew Arnold. Can he write a research article on Arnold alone? No! He will need to bring the topic to some specific idea related to Arnold. The possibilities may be in his prose or poetry writing. In certain states in India, students work on topics like “Matthew Arnold as a poet” and “Matthew Arnold as a great prose writer” which is invalid, injustice and academically a sin. It should not be encouraged! Someone being a poet cannot be a subject of a research article. Any special quality of someone’s poetry writing can certainly be an interesting topic of a research paper – now you must have the idea. ‘Hopelessness and Despair in the poetry of Matthew Arnold’ can be a topic for a brilliant research paper. The hint is very simple – narrow it down to the speciality and you will have your topic ready!

Read in detail – How to choose a research topic? 

Step 2: Collect information – primary and secondary sources:

Now that you have selected a topic for your research paper, you should find ‘credible sources’ that substantiate your ‘paper’s purpose’. Sources are divided into two major categories – primary and secondary. Primary sources are the materials produced by the people who feature in your topic. In the case of our example above, poetry by Matthew Arnold and other writings by him will be primary sources. Secondary sources are the writings ‘about the topic and anything related to the topic’. Therefore, you have to browse the internet, visit a library, check your bookshelves and do anything that will bring you information about the topic and anything that relates to the topic.

Step 3: Plan your research article:

Before you begin writing the paper, it’s always wise to have a clear plan in your mind. Planning a research paper in the domain of English literature should always begin with a clear ‘purpose of research’ in your mind. Why are you writing this paper? What point do you want to make? How significant is that point? Do you have your arguments to support the point (or idea) that you want to establish? Do you have enough credible sources that support the arguments you want to make in the body of the paper? If all the answers are positive, move to the next step and begin writing the drafts for your paper.

Step 4: Writing the first draft of your research paper:

Now it comes to writing the paper’s first draft. Before you begin writing, have a clear picture of your paper in your mind. It will make the job easier. What does a research paper look like? Or, rather, what’s the ideal structure of a research paper?

Beginning – Introduce your idea that drives the research paper. How do you approach that idea? What is your paper – an analysis, review of a book or two ideas compared or something else. The introduction must tell the story of your research in brief – ideas, a highlight or arguments and the glimpse of conclusion. It is generally advised that the introduction part should be written in the end so that you have the final research paper clearly justified, introduced and highlighted at the beginning itself.

Middle – And here goes the meat of your paper. All that you have to emphasise, euphemise, compare, collaborate and break down will take place in the middle or the body of your research paper. Please be careful once you begin writing the body of your paper. This is what will impact your readers (or the examiners or the teachers) the most. You have to be disciplined, systematic, clever and also no-nonsense. Make your points and support them with your arguments. Arguments should be logical and based on textual proofs (if required). Analyse, compare or collaborate as required to make your arguments sharp and supportive to the proposition that you make. The example topic of a research paper that we chose somewhere above in this article – Hopelessness and Despair in the Poetry of Matthew Arnold will require the person writing this paper to convince the readers (and so on) that actually Arnold’s poetry gives a sign of the two negative attitudes picked as the topic. It would be wise to analyse the works (and instances from them, to be specific) The Scholar Gypsy, Empedocles on Etna, Dover Beach and others that support the proposition made in the topic for research. You can use primary and secondary sources and cite them wisely as required. You have to convince the readers of your paper that what you propose in the purpose of the research paper stands on the ground as a logical and valid proposition.

End – Or the conclusion of a research paper that should be written wisely and carefully. You can use a few of your strongest arguments here to strike the final balance and make your proposition justified. After a few of your strongest arguments are made, you can briefly summarise your research topic and exhibit your skills of writing to close the lid by justifying why you are proposing that you have concluded what you began. Make sure that you leave the least possible loopholes for conjecture after you conclude your paper.

Reference: You can use two of the most used styles (or rather only used) to give a list of references in your paper – APA or MLA. Whatever you choose needs to be constant throughout the paper.

To summarise, here is what a research paper should look like:

  • Introduction
  • A list of References

Step 5: Read & re-read your draft: It gives you the chance to judge your research paper and find the possible shortcomings so that you can make amends and finalise your paper before you print it out for your academic requirements. While you read your first draft, treat it with a purpose to find contradictions and conjecture points as much as possible. Wherever you find the chances of contradiction possible, you have to make those arguments forceful and more logical and substantiate them to bypass the fear of being contradicted (and defeated). Let us be clear – it is English literature we are dealing with and there will be contradictions. Don’t fear it. However, make sure your arguments are not defeated. The defeat means your paper will not hold up to the scrutiny of the experts. And this is why you need to read and re-read the first draft of your literature research paper.

Step 6: Finalise & print your research paper: After reading your paper 1 or 2 times, you should be sure what needs to be changed and otherwise. Finalise it so that it appears the best and sounds good to be the final version. Print your work in the best possible quality and you are done! If there is a verbal question-answer associated with the paper you prepare, make sure you understand it completely and are ready for the questions from any possible side of your topic.

This was our step-by-step guide to writing a research paper in the field of English literature. We hope you have found it useful. We will write more articles associated with the concept – such as choosing a research topic, building arguments, writing powerful introductions. Make sure you subscribe to our website so that you are notified whenever we post a new article on English Literature Education! All the best with your paper!

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The scientific community should communicate in as many languages as possible

By some estimates, as much as 98% of the world’s scientific research is published in English , while only around 18% of the world’s population speaks it. This makes it essential to publish in other languages if we are to bring scientific research to society at large.

The value of multilingualism in science has been highlighted by numerous high profile organisations, with public declarations and statements on the matter from the European Charter for Researchers , the Helsinki Initiative on Multiligualism , the Unesco Recommendation on Open Science , the OPERAS Multiligualism White Paper , the Latin American Forum on Research Assessment , the COARA Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment , and the Declaration of the 5th Meeting of Minsters and Scientific Authorities of Ibero-American Countries . These organisations all agree on one thing: all languages have value in scientific communication.

As the last of these declarations points out, locally, regionally and nationally relevant research is constantly being published in languages other than English. This research has an economic, social and cultural impact on its surrounding environment, as when scientific knowledge is disseminated it filters through to non-academic professionals, thus creating a broader culture of knowledge sharing.

Greater diversity also enables fluid dialogue among academics who share the same language, or who speak and understand multiple languages. In Ibero-America, for example, Spanish and Portuguese can often be mutually understood by non-native speakers, allowing them to share the scientific stage. The same happens in Spain with the majority of its co-official languages .

Read more: Non-native English speaking scientists work much harder just to keep up, global research reveals

No hierarchies, no categories

Too often, scientific research in any language other than English is automatically seen as second tier, with little consideration for the quality of the work itself.

This harmful prejudice ignores the work of those involved, especially in the humanities and social sciences. It also profoundly undermines the global academic community’s ability to share knowledge with society.

By defending and preserving multilingualism, the scientific community brings research closer to those who need it. Failing to pursue this aim means that academia cannot develop or expand its audience. We have to work carefully, systematically and consistently in every language available to us.

Read more: Prestigious journals make it hard for scientists who don't speak English to get published. And we all lose out

The logistics of strengthening linguistic diversity in science

Making a language stronger in academia is a complex process. It does not happen spontaneously, and requires careful coordination and planning. Efforts have to come from public and private institutions, the media, and other cultural outlets, as well as from politicians, science diplomacy , and researchers themselves.

Many of these elements have to work in harmony, as demonstrated by the Spanish National Research Council’s work in ES CIENCIA , a project which seeks to unite scientific and and political efforts.

Academic publishing and AI models: a new challenge

The global academic environment is changing as a result the digital transition and new models of open access. Research into publishers of scientific content in other languages will be essential to understanding this shift. One thing is clear though: making scientific content produced in a particular language visible and searchable online is crucial to ensuring its strength.

In the case of academic books, the transition to open access has barely begun , especially in the commercial publishing sector, which releases around 80% of scientific books in Spain. As with online publishing, a clear understanding will make it possible to design policies and models that account for the different ways of disseminating scientific research, including those that communicate locally and in other languages. Greater linguistic diversity in book publishing can also allow us to properly recognise the work done by publishers in sharing research among non-English speakers.

Read more: Removing author fees can help open access journals make research available to everyone

Making publications, datasets, and other non-linguistic research results easy to find is another vital element, which requires both scientific and technical support. The same applies to expanding the corpus of scientific literature in Spanish and other languages, especially since this feeds into generative artificial intelligence models.

If linguistically diverse scientific content is not incorporated into AI systems, they will spread information that is incomplete, biased or misleading: a recent Spanish government report on the state of Spanish and co-official languages points out that 90% of the text currently fed into AI is written in English.

Deep study of terminology is essential

Research into terminology is of the utmost importance in preventing the use of improvised, imprecise language or unintelligible jargon. It can also bring huge benefits for the quality of both human and machine translations, specialised language teaching, and the indexing and organisation of large volumes of documents.

Terminology work in Spanish is being carried out today thanks to the processing of large language corpuses by AI and researchers in the TeresIA project, a joint effort coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council. However, 15 years of ups and downs were needed to to get such a project off the ground in Spanish.

The Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia, on the other hand, have worked intensively and systematically on their respective languages. They have not only tackled terminology as a public language policy issue, but have also been committed to established terminology projects for a long time.

Multiligualism is a global issue

This need for broader diversity also applies to Ibero-America as a whole, where efforts are being coordinated to promote Spanish and Portuguese in academia, notably by the Ibero-American General Secretariat and the Mexican National Council of Humanities, Sciences and Technologies .

While this is sorely needed, we cannot promote the region’s two most widely spoken languages and also ignore its diversity of indigenous and co-official languages. These are also involved in the production of knowledge, and are a vehicle for the transfer of scientific information, as demonstrated by efforts in Spain.

Each country has its own unique role to play in promoting greater linguistic diversity in scientific communication. If this can be achieved, the strength of Iberian languages – and all languages, for that matter – in academia will not be at the mercy of well intentioned but sporadic efforts. It will, instead, be the result of the scientific community’s commitment to a culture of knowledge sharing.

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It is often remarked that Spanish should be more widely spoken or understood in the scientific community given its number of speakers around the world, a figure the Instituto Cervantes places at almost 600 million .

However, millions of speakers do not necessarily grant a language strength in academia. This has to be cultivated on a scientific, political and cultural level, with sustained efforts from many institutions and specialists.

The scientific community should communicate in as many languages as possible

By some estimates, as much as 98% of the world's scientific research is published in English , while only around 18% of the world's population speaks it. This makes it essential to publish in other languages if we are to bring scientific research to society at large.

The value of multilingualism in science has been highlighted by numerous high profile organizations, with public declarations and statements on the matter from the European Charter for Researchers , the Helsinki Initiative on Multiligualism , the Unesco Recommendation on Open Science , the OPERAS Multiligualism White Paper , the Latin American Forum on Research Assessment , the COARA Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment , and the Declaration of the 5th Meeting of Minsters and Scientific Authorities of Ibero-American Countries . These organizations all agree on one thing: all languages have value in scientific communication.

As the last of these declarations points out, locally, regionally and nationally relevant research is constantly being published in languages other than English. This research has an economic, social and cultural impact on its surrounding environment, as when scientific knowledge is disseminated it filters through to non-academic professionals, thus creating a broader culture of knowledge sharing.

Greater diversity also enables fluid dialogue among academics who share the same language, or who speak and understand multiple languages. In Ibero-America, for example, Spanish and Portuguese can often be mutually understood by non-native speakers, allowing them to share the scientific stage. The same happens in Spain with the majority of its co-official languages .

No hierarchies, no categories

Too often, scientific research in any language other than English is automatically seen as second tier, with little consideration for the quality of the work itself.

This harmful prejudice ignores the work of those involved, especially in the humanities and social sciences. It also profoundly undermines the global academic community's ability to share knowledge with society.

By defending and preserving multilingualism, the scientific community brings research closer to those who need it. Failing to pursue this aim means that academia cannot develop or expand its audience. We have to work carefully, systematically and consistently in every language available to us.

The logistics of strengthening linguistic diversity in science

Making a language stronger in academia is a complex process. It does not happen spontaneously, and requires careful coordination and planning. Efforts have to come from public and private institutions, the media, and other cultural outlets, as well as from politicians, science diplomacy , and researchers themselves.

Many of these elements have to work in harmony, as demonstrated by the Spanish National Research Council's work in ES CIENCIA , a project which seeks to unite scientific and and political efforts.

Academic publishing and AI models: a new challenge

The global academic environment is changing as a result the digital transition and new models of open access. Research into publishers of scientific content in other languages will be essential to understanding this shift. One thing is clear though: making scientific content produced in a particular language visible and searchable online is crucial to ensuring its strength.

In the case of academic books, the transition to open access has barely begun , especially in the commercial publishing sector, which releases around 80% of scientific books in Spain. As with online publishing, a clear understanding will make it possible to design policies and models that account for the different ways of disseminating scientific research, including those that communicate locally and in other languages. Greater linguistic diversity in book publishing can also allow us to properly recognize the work done by publishers in sharing research among non-English speakers.

Making publications, datasets, and other non-linguistic research results easy to find is another vital element, which requires both scientific and technical support. The same applies to expanding the corpus of scientific literature in Spanish and other languages, especially since this feeds into generative artificial intelligence models.

If linguistically diverse scientific content is not incorporated into AI systems, they will spread information that is incomplete, biased or misleading: a recent Spanish government report on the state of Spanish and co-official languages points out that 90% of the text currently fed into AI is written in English.

Deep study of terminology is essential

Research into terminology is of the utmost importance in preventing the use of improvised, imprecise language or unintelligible jargon. It can also bring huge benefits for the quality of both human and machine translations, specialized language teaching, and the indexing and organization of large volumes of documents.

Terminology work in Spanish is being carried out today thanks to the processing of large language corpuses by AI and researchers in the TeresIA project, a joint effort coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council. However, 15 years of ups and downs were needed to to get such a project off the ground in Spanish.

The Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia, on the other hand, have worked intensively and systematically on their respective languages. They have not only tackled terminology as a public language policy issue, but have also been committed to established terminology projects for a long time.

Multiligualism is a global issue

This need for broader diversity also applies to Ibero-America as a whole, where efforts are being coordinated to promote Spanish and Portuguese in academia, notably by the Ibero-American General Secretariat and the Mexican National Council of Humanities, Sciences and Technologies .

While this is sorely needed, we cannot promote the region's two most widely spoken languages and also ignore its diversity of indigenous and co-official languages. These are also involved in the production of knowledge, and are a vehicle for the transfer of scientific information, as demonstrated by efforts in Spain.

Each country has its own unique role to play in promoting greater linguistic diversity in scientific communication. If this can be achieved, the strength of Iberian languages—and all languages, for that matter—in academia will not be at the mercy of well intentioned but sporadic efforts. It will, instead, be the result of the scientific community's commitment to a culture of knowledge sharing.

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The word "opportunity" in today's European languages is rooted in "port" as a coastal city, and "opportune" was first used to describe a wind that would be favorable to the European ships and explorers. As we know, for centuries, ports, seas, and oceans that surrounded Europe were considered as "opportunities" to discover new lands, dominate new populations, and to accumulate wealth.

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