[lg policy] Language & ICT in Africa ; Wikipedia in African langs ; IMLD 2016 & education in Afr.

Don Osborn dzo at bisharat.net
Tue Feb 23 11:52:42 UTC 2016


Three recent blog posts may be of interest to some on this list:

1) Two upcoming meetings on language & ICT in Africa  (in different 
ways, the BAAL Language in Africa SIG meeting in London in May and the 
Interspeech 2016 Special Session on "Sub-Saharan African languages: from 
speech fundamentals to applications" in Sept. will look at language and 
technology in Africa) 8 January 2016
http://niamey.blogspot.com/2016/01/two-upcoming-meetings-on-language-ict.html 


2) Wikipedia at 15 & African languages (while the English edition of 
Wikipedia celebrates its 15th anniversary, many younger African language 
editions are struggling) 31 January 2016
http://niamey.blogspot.com/2016/01/wikipedia-at-15-african-languages.html

3) IMLD 2016 & education in Africa (the theme of International Mother 
Language Day this year - "Quality education, language(s) of instruction, 
and learning outcomes" - seems to be especially relevant to multilingual 
Africa) 21 February 2016
http://niamey.blogspot.com/2016/02/imld-2016-education-in-africa.html

Don Osborn, PhD
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