Other Activities


2007 Guyana Folk Festival Symposium

CMLL co-sponsored the 2007 Guyana Folk Festival Symposium. The theme of the fifth annual symposium was Origins, Identity and Influence - “Oii”, which is also a Creolese greeting. Papers, performances and discussions reflected on the multiple expressions of Oii in all aspects of Guyanese life: the arts, religion, commerce and industry, education, science and technology, politics, language, literature, music, history, the diaspora, and interracial relations. Learn more here...

International Symposium on Imagining Multilingual Schools

(September 30 - October 2, 2004)

Guest speakers

Language Policy and Planning: The case of South Asia (May 10, 2006)

Dr. Sabiha Mansoor is Associate Professor and Head of the Center of English Language , Aga Khan University , Pakistan . She has a Ph.D. in Education and Masters in TEFL from Reading University , UK . Dr. Mansoor is the author of Language Policy, Planning and Practice: The case of South Asia ; Punjabi, Urdu, English in Pakistan and Language Planning in Higher Education: A Case Study of Pakistan.

Sponsored by:
The Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies
The Program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Department of International and Transcultural Studies

Language policy change in higher education in Malaysia: Perspectives of the state and agents of implementation (April 12, 2006)

Saran Kaur Gill is a professor of sociolinguistics and international communication at the School for Language Studies and Linguistics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is presently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, she was appointed member of the UNESCO Scientific Committee for Asia and the Pacific, and of the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, which is a global initiative focusing on research on systems and structures, policies, trends and developments in higher education. She has led a two year government-funded research project (2003-2005) on Language Policy and Planning in Higher Education in Malaysia. Dr. Kaur Gill obtained her doctorate from the University of London and has taught at the Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia for over twenty years.

Sponsored by:
Department of International and Transcultural Studies
Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies
Program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education