International Mother Language Day Panel Discussion at UKH

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International Mother Language Day Panel Discussion at UKH        

The Department of English Language, School of Social Sciences at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr organized a panel discussion on February 21, 2021 the International Mother Language Day. The event focused on the issues related to the status and maintenance of the mother tongue, language policy, and learning of Kurdish and other indigenous languages in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and beyond.

Panelists from UKH’s English Department and other universities stimulated the audience with their presentations on a number of intriguing topics such as Kurdish learning for expats in Kurdistan, and general reflection on the status of Kurdish language from students’ and applied linguists’ views. Additionally, issues related to the acquisition of skills in mother tongue, mother tongue and language policy in Kurdistan, the limited presence of mother tongue instruction in private schools, and language maintenance of mother tongue from a sociolinguistic perspective were discussed. The session was followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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