Author: Jhonnatan Rangel

A fieldwork linguist’s guide to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak took us all by surprise, even though the first case was reported on December 31st in the city of Wuhan in China. By March 25th, 2020, more than 416 916 cases of COVID-19 were reported worldwide in more than 150 countries. This means that essentially every country…

A linguist saves the world: Arrival

Arrival is the latest film by Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. The film is about 12 alien ships simultaneously touching down across our planet. The main character, Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is a linguist recruited by the US government to lead a group…