News Archive - Sep 2019

International Conference on Language Sciences

International Conference on Language Sciences and Developing World has opened the new horizons to provide a foundation to the Stakeholders for an effective policy formation regarding languages and linguistics in the developing countries”, a message of the Chief Guest Governor Punjab delivered by Dr. Khaliqur Rehman, VC Government College University on the occasion of First International Two days Conference at LCWU (11th Jan, 13-12th Jan, 13).

While addressing to the Occasion Dr. Sabiha Mansoor said there is a dire need of appropriate and focused work on language in Pakistan. The main objective of the Conference is to compile a book containing the work of the participants of the conference which in result will help the policy makers in reforming the curriculum. Moreover she said that 23 papers will be presented in this conference and foreign delegates from more than 12 countries are presenting their papers as well.

“Pakistan is a Multi-Linguistic State, there shall be a critical evaluation system for the linguistics in order to teach them well. Whereas we should consider the application of Language sciences in the context of law, crime prevention, health , cvil services, sciences, defence and national security”, was the message by Imtiaz Huaasin Gillani, Executive Chairman HEC was delivered by the Convener of the Conference.

Dr. AhmerMahmoob the Co-convener of the conference from University of University, Australia presented one of his papers with the title “language sciences and the developing world”. He said that the experts associated languages need to explore and hegemonies the relationship between minority and disadvantaged language to the dominant languages and consider the opportunities of development and development for the speakers of these languages. 

The VC Panel discussion was chaired by Dr. Samina Kardar , VC Fatima Jinnah Women University including Dr. Sabiha Mansoor, VC LCWU, Dr.  Nizam VC, Gujrat University and Dr. Khaliqur Rehman, VC GCU as panellists.

Prof Dr. Naz Rasool , The University of Reading presented her paper on “Making Language policy Choices for social development in 21st century :dilemmas and possibilities”, said that developing countries throughout south Asian region have rich linguistic heratige that remains underutilized In the educational process.