|Full Title:||Language Legitimacy and Access|
|Location:||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Start Date:||24-Aug-2012 - 24-Aug-2012|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
To commemorate its 15th anniversary, Wits Language School is pleased to announce its 2012 one-day conference, ‘Language Legitimacy and Access: How Far Have We Come towards Fostering a Multilingual South Africa after a Decade and a Half?’
As the school is just one year younger than South Africa’s constitution, the conference will highlight current trends and political concerns involved with the language areas that WLS is engaged in, such as language teaching, teacher education, and translation and interpreting. We will examine these areas as they relate to South Africa’s Bill of Rights on language in important domains such as education, cultural life and the judicial system. Although the focus of the Bill of Rights is on equity and inclusion, access to language resources is still contestable in these contexts. The conference will provide a space to share insights as well as to highlight successes and areas that need improvement and advocates.
The conference will open with a welcome address by Dr Nhlanhla Thwala, Director of Wits Language School. Invited guest speakers include Susan Coetzee Van Rooy, Leketi Makalela and more to be announced.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Applied Linguistics; Translation|
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