International Mother Language Day, 21st February 2012 - Bangladesh, Australia and the importance of Mother Language Education

Peter Austin, Director of the Endangered Languages Academic Programme at SOAS talks about the Bangla-speaking students of the University of Dhaka who were protesting on 21 February 1952, against the then Government of Pakistan’s decision to promote Urdu as the sole national language. He also speaks about current review of bilingual education in Australia and the importance of Mother language education.

Courtesy of SOAS Radio, University of London

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