Online symposium

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You’re warmly invited to an online symposium entitled “Key Issues in Language and Development: Focus on Asia”, which will take place on 9 May (6pm AEST) and will be of interest to those working on language policy.

Language is a central element of social, political and economic development. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together scholars who work on the different issues of language relating to Asian societies. These include:

  • Social conflicts in which language plays a role;
  • Efforts to maintain and revitalize languages;
  • Inequalities in which language is embedded;
  • Role of language in transnational migration flows;
  • Emergence and power of global language policies.

Speakers in the symposium are:

  1. Joseph Lo Bianco (University of Melbourne)
  2. Stefanie Pillai (Universiti Malaya)
  3. Ruanni Tupas (University College London)
  4. Tony Capstick (University of Reading)
  5. Kristof Savski (Prince of Songkla University)

If you’d like to join us, please find the details and Zoom link here: At the bottom you can register to receive a certificate, but this is not required for  attendance.