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Refugee
/rɛfjʊˈdʒiː/ n. [countable], pl.-gees. A person
who has been forced to leave their...
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Where does the word refugee come from?
From Ancient Greek:
[phyge], flight, escape
In Gree...
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Spanish: Refugiados
French: Réfugiés
German: Flüchtlingskrise
Dutch:Vluchtelingen
Italian:...
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Which words
have a lexical
connection with
refugee?
Refugeeism
Refugium
Fuge
Fugitive
Refu...
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Which words have a semantic
connection with refugee?
Displaced
Migrant
Stateless
Naturaliz...
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Pragmatics of
words: What
makes an insult
insulting?
Beaner
Bohunk
Chink
Cholo
Dago
Grease...
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What are the
social uses
of the word
refugee?
In the classroom At the street At home
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CC By-SA 4.0 / Mstylav Che...
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What do media say about refugees?
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The uses we make of language shape our reality and the way we see the world and other people. What lies behind words like "refugee" or "migrant"? Where do they come from? What is their precise meaning? How do we use them? Transform for one day your language class in a space to reflect on words, their use and our possibilities to use them as an aid tool.

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  1. 1. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS Refugee /rɛfjʊˈdʒiː/ n. [countable], pl.-gees. A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
  2. 2. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS Where does the word refugee come from? From Ancient Greek: [phyge], flight, escape In Greek mythology, Phyge was the spirit of flight, escape, exile and banishment. She was the daughter of Ares, the god of war, and Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Her brothers were Phobos (fear) and Deîmos (pain). From Latin: fugere (flight) In Latin mythology, Phyge is known as Fuga. The Word "refugium" means "escape backwards" in Latin, probably in reference to a secret exit or a backdoor in the houses that allowed to run away in case of emergency. φυγή
  3. 3. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS Spanish: Refugiados French: Réfugiés German: Flüchtlingskrise Dutch:Vluchtelingen Italian: Rifugiati Swedish: Flyktingkrisen Portuguese:Refugiados Finnish: Pakolaiskriisin Greek: Πρόσφυγας Czech: Uprchlická Estonian: Pagulas Hungarian: Menekültügyi Lithuanian: Pabėgėlių Latvian: Bēgļu Maltese: Refuġjati Polish: Zarządzanie Slovak: Utečencov Slovene: Beguncem Bulgarian: Бежанец Romanian: Refugiaților Croatian: Izbjeglicama Catalan: Refugiats Danish: Flygtninge Basque: Iheslari Galician: Refuxiados Norwegian: Flyktninger Arabic: ‫ئجال‬ Welch: Ffoadur Persian: ‫وجهانپ‬ Gaelic: Dídeanaithe Korean: 난민 Hindi: शरणार्थी Icelandic: Flóttafólk Hebrew: ‫טילפ‬ Swahili: Mkimbizi Kurdish: Penaberên Japanese: 難民 Quechuan: Ayqiq Russian: Беженцы Somali: Qaxooti Turkish: Mülteci Urdu: ‫ہانپ‬ ‫ںیزگ‬ Chinese: 难民 Vietnamese: Tị nạn How is it said refugees in other languages?
  4. 4. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS Which words have a lexical connection with refugee? Refugeeism Refugium Fuge Fugitive Refuge Centrifuge Centrifugal Fugacity
  5. 5. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS Which words have a semantic connection with refugee? Displaced Migrant Stateless Naturalization Resettlement Repatriation Human trafficking Xenophobia Asylum seeker Welcome Border Brain drain Shelter Deportee Evacuee Exile Expatriate, expat
  6. 6. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS Pragmatics of words: What makes an insult insulting? Beaner Bohunk Chink Cholo Dago Greaser Spic Wetback Wog
  7. 7. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS What are the social uses of the word refugee? In the classroom At the street At home With strangers Through the media In politics Among close friends and family
  8. 8. CC By 2.0 / DFID - UK Department for International Development CC By-SA 3.0 / Mikhail Evstafiev CC By-SA 4.0 / Mstylav Chernov unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS What kind of images depict refugees?
  9. 9. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS What do media say about refugees?
  10. 10. CC By-SA 4.0 / Mstylav Chernov CC By-SA 3.0 / Diliff CC By-SA 2.0 / Rock Cohen CC By-SA 2.0 /7thGroove unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS What do governments say about refugees?
  11. 11. unicef.es/educa MORE THAN WORDS What do you think? Tale Comic Poster Article Video Theatre play
  12. 12. Edition UNICEF Spanish National Committee www.unicef.es/educa Educative materials, resources and activities about child rights, sus- tainable development and global citizenship are part of the work of UNICEF Spanish Committee to promote Child Rights Education and Global Citizenship.These material were previously published under Enredate con UNICEF trademark at the website www.enredate.org. The facts and opinions mentioned in this publication don’t necessa- rily reflect a statement by UNICEF. UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of al children child in everything we do. In alliance with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to transform this commitment in practi- cal actions, focusing our main efforts in reaching the most vulne- rable children, to the benefit of every child everywhere. This material has been produced in the framework of an agreement with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID): “Promover el compromise social con el desarrollo y los derechos de la infancia desde el sistema educativo español”.The contents in this publication do not necessarily reflect a position by AECID. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 In- ternational License, except for the contents where other type of license is stated.

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