WP271 Teaching students to research Covid communication

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The Coronavirus pandemic has affected a great deal of everyday communicative practice, and some of the effects are potentially long-lasting.? There is lots of conversation about the pros and cons of these changes, but is this metacommentary sophisticated enough to challenge cost-benefit analyses based on economics and narrowly defined organisational goals?? What authority will voices carry that call for attention to complex diversity in the communicative experience so vital to cultural and interactional well-being?? What?s to stop post-Covid communicative life being entirely dictated top-down?? There is an important and immediate task here for linguists, using their teaching to strengthen the diversity of persuasive, knowledge-based contributions to arguments about this communicative upheaval.