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LINGUIST List 16.1567

Mon May 16 2005

Confs: General Ling/Bangkok, Thailand

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Message 1: 1st World Congress on the Power of Language: Theory, Practice and Performance
Date: 14-May-2005
From: Thiva Charanasri <infopoweroflanguage.org>
Subject: 1st World Congress on the Power of Language: Theory, Practice and Performance


1st World Congress on the Power of Language: Theory, Practice and Performance

Date: 06-Mar-2006 - 10-Mar-2006
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: Maneerat S.
Contact Email: infopoweroflanguage.org
Meeting URL: http://www.poweroflanguage.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

1st World Congress on the Power of Language:
Theory, Practice and Performance
Date: March 6 - 10, 2006
Bangkok, Thailand

On this very auspicious occasion, Thai people will join hands with linguists and
scholars around the world to organize an international conference entitled ''The
Power of Language: Theory, Practice and Performance'' to celebrate the 50th
Birthday Anniversary of the beloved H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a
world linguist scholar, for her dedication to languages.

The ability to communicate and comprehend other languages is only the beginning.
The power of language can contribute to people's cognitive development, global
economy, and world peace.

The attempt to understand each other is prerequisite if we are to live and
interact in the world. Through language, when information is transferred for
various purposes, what we get in addition is to understand each other. In this
context, translation and interpretation are unique human ability subsuming the
most effective discipline to fulfill world communication and understanding where
the plethora of languages is used which is beyond one's ability to learn.

Many research studies on languages have been undertaken worldwide; nevertheless,
a few have been effectively put beyond practice into real performance. This is
further confirmed by the paradox of knowledge-based society in that limited
existing effective research findings have been distributed even though there are
unlimited available channels. This leads to a serious deficit in communication
and cultural understanding in the world today.

We fully share the rationale behind the U.S. and Europe Year of Languages
Projects, and further consider that language is an essential indicator of
success, not only of a nation but also the whole world at large. With our
intervention, support, promotion, and management as scholars, linguists,
language specialists, translators, interpreters, writers, teachers, students,
all language users, the power of language would no longer be underestimated.
This phenomenon affects all walks of life; therefore, we would like to address
this agenda to the whole world.


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