Celebration of International Mother Language Day
When, local time:
Thursday, 21 February 2013 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Type of Event:
Programme of presentations at UNESCO HQ:<br /><br />• Vernaculars in the Age of International English, by Mr Tibor Frank, Professor and Director, School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary<br /><br />• Past, Present and Future of the Bangla Language, by Mr Philippe Benoit, Professor of Bangla, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Paris, France<br /><br />• Spirit of 21st February in Today’s Global Context, by Mr Tozammel Huq, former Special Adviser to the Director-General of UNESCO from 1993 to 1999<br /><br />• 7000 languages: Promoting Linguistic Diversity and Education through Mother Tongues, by Mr Eric Cattelain, Expert in Intercultural Communication, Université de Bordeaux 3, France<br /><br />• Digital archive of the Languages of the World, by Mr Freddy Boswell, Executive Director, Summer Institute of Linguistics International <br /><br />See detailed programme on Mother Language Day web site.