Linguistic Diversity Collective formally launches with ‘Supporting Manchester’s language communities’ public panel event
The Linguistic Diversity Collective and Creative Manchester held a free event in October in the University’s Alliance Manchester Business School penthouse event space.
‘Supporting Manchester’s language communities: Language endangerment and maintenance’ included a cross-disciplinary panel and marked the official launch of the Linguistic Diversity Collective. The event was well attended by University staff, students and members of the public both in-person and via Zoom.
The panel discussed key themes relating to the endangerment and maintenance of languages from a range of perspectives.
- Chair: Dr Serge Sagna, Lecturer in Linguistics at The University of Manchester
- Julia Sallabank, Professor of Language Policy and Revival at SOAS
- John Claughton of the World of Languages, Languages of the World initiative
- John Wilson of World of Languages, Languages of the World and Head of Modern Languages at Cheadle Hulme School
- Munira Alsusa, headteacher of Manchester Arabic School
The Linguistic Diversity Collective (LDC) is a group of academics in the Departments of Linguistics and English Language and Modern Languages and Cultures who research and champion linguistic diversity both locally and globally.
Find out more about the Linguistic Diversity Collective here.