[lg policy] British Council set to host ‘Language and Development Conference’

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 16:33:35 UTC 2015

British Council set to host ‘Language and Development Conference’

November 9, 2015 Education and Career
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New Delhi, Nov 9 : The British Council is set to host the 11th Language and
Development Conference in New Delhi from November 18 to 20. The conference
is being hosted in association with Deen Dayal Upadhya Grameen Kaushalya
Yojana (DDU-GKY) of the Ministry of Rural Development, Jawaharlal Nehru
University and Research Council of UK.

This conference is expected to attract over 300 policymakers, academicians
and researchers working in the area of languages and development from
India, Asia, Africa and other parts of the world. Some of the eminent
speakers who will be present at the conference are Ajit Mohanty, Osama
Manzar, Rukmini Banerji, Birgit Brock- Utne, James Simpson and Srikant

This is the first time that India will be hosting this prestigious
international conference. The conference’s main theme will be
‘Multilingualism and Development’ with three sub themes, which includes
multilingualism and the metropolis; language, technology and
multi-literacies; and multilingualism, marginalization and empowerment.


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