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In the 11 years Martha and I have been doing A Way with Words together, we’ve developed an attitude.
It’s a positive attitude. It’s who we really are.
It’s the attitude we take toward language, linguistics, and the people who use them.
For example, we believe that if we all — you, me, everyone — try to perfect our understanding of language and how it’s truly used, we’ll all understand each other better, we’ll learn to respect other identities and other worldviews, and we will more successfully avoid conflict.
Language and respect — language and fairness — language and justice — they’re all tied together.
Treating people with humanity is a part of really knowing how language works.
We’ve now written about our attitude and beliefs, and more, and published it all as a kind of platform that explains our mission, vision, and values.
Go to https://waywordradio.org/mission to read the full statement, and to support the show and its mission with a donation that can make a difference.
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