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Mayor Margaret Thomas Whats on in Kalamunda

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1 Jun 2021

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Weekends: Margaret Thomas and Dr Kanwaljit Soin on “Project Awesome: Dare to Dream”

MONEY FM 89.3 - Weekend Mornings

Career journalist Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Margaret Thomas, Author, Awesome Women of Singapore and Dr Kanwaljit Soin, Founder, WINGS & AWARE & Singapore’s first female Nominated Member of Parliament about a new school program called: “Project Awesome: Dare to Dream” and the book ‘Awesome Women of Singapore’ and how it is used to inspire and empower schoolchildren.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12mins

27 Mar 2021

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Rewang with Archipelagirl EP01 ft. Margaret Thomas (AWARE)

SGCR PODCASTS

It’s rewang time with the Archipela-girls! ⁠ ⁠ The zine-making duo host their first-ever podcast. Get to know them and their work before an interview with a special guest — Margaret Thomas of AWARE, whose trailblazing work in feminist activism has led to the organization's 35th anniversary this week with AWAREFest. ⁠ Margaret delves into the beginnings of AWARE, along with insights from her early career as a business journalist, the undercurrent of feminist activism in Singapore dating back to the 1950s, and why kiasu culture (and not "cancel culture") isn't really good for us.⁠

1hr 6mins

24 Nov 2020

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Margaret Thomas, “Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics” (Routledge, 2011)

New Books in Language

In the preface to Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics (Routledge, 2011), devoted to short but attentively researched biographical sketches of major figures in the language sciences, Margaret Thomas compares the task of compiling it with that of organising a party. Here, the enterprise has been successful – the guests are interesting (as you might expect), but they are also presented to their best advantage, and the host succeeds in establishing connections between them, so that no-one is left out. Also, it proceeds at an agreeably fast pace and ends promptly before anyone can make a scene.We develop this analogy a little further over the course of the interview, but we do also talk about the book in its own right. We discuss the question of whether or not Chomskyan linguistics is, or should be, related to the earlier history of the discipline, and consider the effect of 20th century American linguistics on the historiography of the subject. And we touch upon some of the figures outside the mainstream Western tradition whose influences haven’t always been widely felt, but whose contribution to the study of language is nonetheless remarkable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/language

46mins

21 May 2012

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Margaret Thomas, “Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics” (Routledge, 2011)

New Books in Intellectual History

In the preface to Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics (Routledge, 2011), devoted to short but attentively researched biographical sketches of major figures in the language sciences, Margaret Thomas compares the task of compiling it with that of organising a party. Here, the enterprise has been successful – the guests are interesting (as you might expect), but they are also presented to their best advantage, and the host succeeds in establishing connections between them, so that no-one is left out. Also, it proceeds at an agreeably fast pace and ends promptly before anyone can make a scene.We develop this analogy a little further over the course of the interview, but we do also talk about the book in its own right. We discuss the question of whether or not Chomskyan linguistics is, or should be, related to the earlier history of the discipline, and consider the effect of 20th century American linguistics on the historiography of the subject. And we touch upon some of the figures outside the mainstream Western tradition whose influences haven’t always been widely felt, but whose contribution to the study of language is nonetheless remarkable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

46mins

21 May 2012