SADiLaR has dedicated the month of to celebrate English as an official language of South Africa. We are excited about events that we will be hosting throughout the month in collaboration with various institutions. Please check back for the latest updates on all the events!
Postponed - Wed, March 25, 2020 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM SAST
Thank you for your interest in the screening of the interview with prof. Salikoko Mufwene.
Unfortunately, the event has to be postponed in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is in line with the most recent guidelines issued by the NWU and Pres. Ramaphosa's recent escalation of government response to the pandemic.
No one could have foreseen the current circumstances, but our collective efforts should see us through. While regrettable, we trust this is in the best interest of your and others' safety.
We are looking into alternative ways of re-imagining this event, including possibly screening it at another date; please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates.
We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding!
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is celebrating all of the 11 official languages of South Africa.
1.2. AIM OF WORKSHOP
We aim to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism as part of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages (since expanded into the International Decade of Indigenous Languages). This event is dedicated to South African English.
1.3. WORKSHOP FORMAT
The workshop will briefly introduce the subject of the interview, prof. Salikoko S. Mufwene, along with certain of his ideas as relate to English in the South African context, whereafter a brief introduction to SADiLaR’s activities will be presented. The interview will be screened, followed by a Q&A session, and a light lunch.
1.4. PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN EVENT
Students, linguists, lecturers, researchers, policymakers, and anyone interested in English as used in South Africa and linguistics more generally – in particular creole studies.
1.5. TOPICS THAT WILL BE INCLUDED
11:00-11:15 Opening and welcome (Deon du Plessis, Researcher: English)
11:15-11:30 Introduction to SADiLaR (prof. Attie de Lange, Director)
11:30-12:30 Screening of Deon du Plessis in conversation with Salikoko Mufwene
12:30-13:00 Q&A session (led by Deon du Plessis)
13:00-14:00 Light lunch
1.6. OUTCOME OF THE WORKSHOP
Opportunity for networking, exchange of ideas, and engagement in conversation around the role and position of the English language in contemporary South Africa.
Participation in the workshop is FREE
Number of attendees that can be accommodated: 40 (first come, first serve basis)
Refreshments and light lunch will be provided
Please register before or on 20 March 2020