PU to host 2nd Int’l conference on linguistic studies


Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Punjab University Institute of Languages in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Pakistan will organize three-day 2nd international conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP) on Tuesday (October 18) at Al Raazi Hall.
The central theme of the conference is “Aspects and Approaches in Contemporary Linguistic Studies”. A large number of delegates from Islamabad, Karachi, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and other cities of the country will participate in the conference and will present their research work on language and linguistics before the interested participants.
Students and young scholars of social sciences and humanities in general and of language and linguistics in special would benefit from the presence of renowned linguists and established scholars of the field at one place in the country. The opening ceremony of the conference has been framed at 9 a.m. on 18th October at the Al-Razi Hall of the university in the new campus.
The Punjab Minister of Higher Education Zakia Shah Nawaz Khan and the Minister of Education Rana Mashhood would also grace the occasion. The international panel of plenary speakers includes Prof. Dr. Francisco Marcos-Marin from Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, Prof. Dr. Maria Lourdes Garcia-Macho from National University of Distance Education, Spain, Dr. Elena Bashir from The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, Dr. Tikaram Poudel from Kathmandu University, Hattiban, Lalitpur, Nepal and Kumon Kimiaki Tokumaru from Japan. In addition to the academic sessions on different topics of languages and linguistics, two applied workshops have also been framed within the conference by the Pakistan Association for Lexicology and Lexicography .