International Mother Language Day, 21st February 2012 - Language and Nation Building in Singapore

Ensuring the preservation of languages can improve the quality of education, maintain cultural diversity and support nation building. In this clip, Lianhong Yo talks about the example of Singapore which shows how language policies that recognise and preserve important languages within a national territory can strengthen national cohesion and the building of a national identity.

Courtesy of SOAS Radio, University of London

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