Join in the celebrations of UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day!
Languages and linguistic diversity are a unique asset of humankind and, in a time where most of the world’s languages are facing a situation of endangerment, all and any efforts are necessary to raise awareness of their presence and their diversity in every community. Eastern North Carolina and East Carolina University are no exception and have become home to a significant number of very diverse languages and linguistic communities.
Since the year 2000, UNESCO has been celebrating the International Mother Language Day, in an attempt to promote the use of native languages, raise awareness about the vast linguistic diversity worldwide, and advocate for the rights of their speakers. In 2012, East Carolina University will join in these celebrations by portraying the linguistic diversity present at the local university community and by engaging students, faculty and scholars in a discussion regarding the importance of recognizing and preserving mother languages.