Epilogue: The Language Opportunities for the 21st Century

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This epilogue to the Special Issue on Language Challenges in the 21st Century offers commentary on the current state of social scientific inquiry in the field of language and social psychology. Inspired by the seven articles that make up this Special Issue, I became curious about what we would find if we sought language opportunities instead of language challenges in the 21st century. I recommend future scholarship at the intersections of global and linguistic diversity include a positive social science approach in order to consider the full spectrum of challenges and assets. I conclude with a note about the direction of future research related to COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-574
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Language and Social Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • COVID-19
  • intergroup communication
  • language attitudes
  • linguistic diversity
  • positive communication
  • positive inquiry
  • positive psychology
  • positive social science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language


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