The Royal College of Psychiatrists has information about mental health: on depression, shyness, stress, eating disorders, therapies, etc.
Some of it has been translated into various languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.
- الاكتئاب عند الرجال
- Каннабис и психическое здоровье
- Preocupaciones y ansiedades
- سگریٹ نوشی کے ذہنی صحت پراثرات
Information is also available from Mental Health in Multicultural Australia in several languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
The Chinese Mental Health Association (in the UK) has information in English and Chinese.
Did you know that blind people gesture when they speak? Or that blind Turkish speakers gesture like sighted Turkish speakers – but differently from English speakers?
In this video linguists Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch discuss why we gesture when we talk:
The Lingthusiasm blog post includes the links mentioned in the video, such as Blind people gesture and Gesturing in a second language.
The World Atlas of Language Structures is “a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages”.
For example, in some languages certain pronouns are used for politeness. The atlas classifies languages according to second person pronouns that:
- encode no politeness distinction (e.g. English, Swahili)
- encode a binary politeness distinction (e.g. German, Russian, Mandarin)
- encode multiple politeness distinctions (e.g. Hindi, Hungarian)
- are dominantly avoided for politeness reasons (e.g. Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian).
You can see the distribution of these four on a map.