[lg policy] Symposium on Language and the Sustainable Development Goals. April 21-22

J Joseph Errington j.errington at yale.edu
Tue Apr 12 19:42:41 UTC 2016


Dear Humphrey,

Thanks again for including me on your list.  Unfortunately, and
unsurprisingly, end-of-semester busyness
keeps me on campus all day on the 22nd.

I hope another, similar opportunty arises before too long.

Best,

Joe

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 8:13 AM, Tonkin, Humphrey <tonkin at hartford.edu>
wrote:

> Suzanne Romaine will be the keynote speaker at the Symposium on Language
> and the Sustainable Development Goals taking place in New York on April 21
> and 22.  The symposium, to be held at 777 UN Plaza, New York, will bring
> together speakers from nine countries and the UN to discuss the linguistic
> implications of the SDGs.  The SDGs will form the basis of the United
> Nations’ development agenda for the period 2015-2030.  Very little
> attention has been paid to the role, and consequences, of linguistic
> diversity in the implementation of the SDGs, despite strong rhetorical
> emphasis on inclusiveness and on two-way communication with the populations
> involved.  Registration for the Symposium is still open at
> www.languageandtheun.org
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.languageandtheun.org&d=AwMFAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=6Q6bVjdwwrRdYYzQGvrTT54wn3rI4RIsQAf5uuGzfLI&m=Hr14-FcaVyQrZcjm2W9VWqdK0lVlPIL5G8d7JATQ-cY&s=e_rJqsP-4HEYT5HnLKZvXGKwDo-Ugi05-JDfkFoMbHc&e=>.
> The symposium is being organized by the Study Group on Language and the
> United Nations.  Sponsors include the Center for Applied Linguistics, the
> Universal Esperanto Association, and the journal *Language Problems and
> Language Planning.*
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