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Multilingualism in Nepal- June 2009

Page history last edited by Bal 10 years, 8 months ago

This audio clip was archieved from one of the BBC Nepali Sajha Sawal programs. This media reveals us the complexities and challenges of multilingulism in Nepal. Because we have been arguing that language pedagogy is shaped by every setting's unique socio-cultural and linguistic particularities, this stimulus can be one of the resources to familarize the audience of this specificity. This one-hour audio centers around four issues of multilingualism and restructuring of the state: language in the central government level, language in the local level, language in education pollicy, and language for international communication.                                                                                                                 

(Source: www.bbc.co.uk/nepali)

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO

Comments (2)

Prithvi Shrestha said

at 12:50 am on May 31, 2009

Bal Krishna Ji,
First of all, thank you very much for putting this new kind of media/ information on this wiki. I listened to a part of this audio which is very interesting. Although I haven't yet listened to the whole audio, i can see that there is already controversy regarding the language policy at all levels especially which language should be 'valourized' or otherwise. It remains to be seen how the politicians and the language policy makers handle this very delicate issue.

Prithvi.

Bal said

at 8:34 am on Jun 25, 2009

Thank you, Prithivi-Ji. Yes, you are right. But I was disappointed that this debate involved only the politicians, and the only linguist participated here spoke a political voice. You might have realized too.

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