Dear MLE interest group,
Several of you have shown interest in the below mentioned opportunity. I
just learned that an NGO has produced the shell-book in the Vasavi language.
The Vasavi-Kholchi tribe lives right in the centre of the place in
Maharashtra where the disease broke out. 5000 copies were printed and are
now under distribution.
Is anybody aware of other initiatives?
The website reference in the below message was not so detailed. The
following link is more direct: http://www.sil.org/literacy/materials/health/avian_flu/index.htm
Below an announcement for a probably very good but unfortunately expensive conference.
Some people think that when I forward this type of information, that SIL has responsibilities in all these conferences. That is not necessarily the case I just share information.
Karsten van Riezen
Associate Director for India,
SIL, South Asia Group.
From: Susan Malone [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 06:15 To:Subject: Information re the World Congress
Would you please pass this along to all potentially interested people? There are two tracks that are of particular interest to us:
- Language and minorities--relates to language development; language revitalization efforts, etc.
- Language and Education--relates to bilingual and multilingual education.
Important item: they are charging $400 to attend this conference. Dr. Suwilai tried to convince them to lower the fees but they did not agree. So everyone will need to start planning ahead. They are expecting about 1000 people here and the location is good so I hope SIL and our partner organizations can make a good showing.
The First World Congress on the Power of Language :
Theory, Practice and Performance in the Year of Languages will be
held during 23-25 May, 2006 in Bangkok in Thailand to promote the impact
of the power of languages over world progress and peace, and in
honor of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 50th
Birthday Anniversary as well as Her dedication to languages. The
organizing committee comprises university professors from various
universities in Thailand. The co-orgnizers are UNESCO and ACTFL. The Prime
Minsiter of Thailand has officially accepted to be the Patron of the
Congress and the Minister of Edcuation is the Congress Chair.
The organizing committee would like to welcome papers and your
participation to the Congress. Please visit our website: www.poweroflanguage.org.
We would appreciate your kind consideration and distribution of this
information to your friends and other interested persons.
Dr. Maneerat Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya
Faculty of Liberal Arts RajamangalaUniversity of Technology Thanyaburi Rangsit-Nakorn Nayok Rd., Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani12110, Thailand
Tel. 662 549-4948 Fax 662 577-5017, Mobile 669 121-5174