THE INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY CONFERENCE

Preamble
The languages of the world are estimated to be between 6000 and 7000. Yet, due to liberal global economy, emigration and improved communication networks, the linguistic repertoire of the world is increasingly dwindling. Sadly, when languages fade, the world's rich mosaic of cultural diversity is not spared. The critical role of language on identity construction, communication, social integration, education and development cannot be over emphasized. It is this understanding that has witnessed the formulation and enactment by many nations of policies geared at promoting and safeguarding linguistic and cultural diversity. The overarching motivation in this move is the appreciation of the fact that languages in general and indigenous  languages in particular, are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. Languages contribute to the sum of human.......Click Here to find out more

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