Celebration of International Mother Language Day

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Celebration of linguistic diversity and multilingual education. The theme for 2013 International Mother Language Day is "mother tongue and books".

Programme of presentations at UNESCO HQ:

• Vernaculars in the Age of International English, by Mr Tibor Frank, Professor and Director, School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

• Past, Present and Future of the Bangla Language, by Mr Philippe Benoit, Professor of Bangla, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Paris, France

• Spirit of 21st February in Today’s Global Context, by Mr Tozammel Huq, former Special Adviser to the Director-General of UNESCO from 1993 to 1999

• 7000 languages: Promoting Linguistic Diversity and Education through Mother Tongues, by Mr Eric Cattelain, Expert in Intercultural Communication, Université de Bordeaux 3, France

• Digital archive of the Languages of the World, by Mr Freddy Boswell, Executive Director, Summer Institute of Linguistics International

See detailed programme on Mother Language Day web site.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 21.02.2013 09:00 local time
End 21.02.2013 12:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Andriamiseza Ingarao, Noro
Organizer Education Sector of UNESCO HQs
Contact Andriamiseza Noro
Country France
City Paris
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
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Link 2 Official website - International Mother Language 2013
Link 3 Languages in education website
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