ULM staff attend MIDP symposium in Belgium
2009-10-14

 
Staff members of the Unit for Language Management (ULM) at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently returned from the second international MIDP symposium, “Multilingualism from below”, which was held at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. The symposium arose from a co-operation project between the Province of Antwerp (also the sponsos of the project), the Free State Province and the UFS.

In terms of this agreement, assistance is provided to the Free State Province with regard to the development and consolidation of institutional multilingualism. Research concerning aspects of multilingualism arises from this focus. Such research has been undertaken within the area where the UFS’s KhulaXhariep Project is being conducted since 2008. Three of the papers that were delivered at the congress covered aspects of multilingualism from below, as encountered in the Xhariep. Other papers delivered by members of the ULM focused on problematic aspects of language-related issues in South Africa.

Ms Chrismi-Rinda Kotzé, research assistant and MA student at the ULM, was the recipient of an award for the best lecture delivered by a pre-doctoral student at an MIDP symposium. She shares the prize with Cécile Petitjean. A total of 8 of the 35 lectures at the symposium were delivered by pre-doctoral students from various countries. Ms Kotzé was the only South African student at the symposium. Pictured are the delegates who attended the symposium.
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