19 Feb, 2020
International Mother Language Day Conference (IMLD)

International Mother Language Day Conference (IMLD)


About IMLD Conference

The 21st of February is an important day to persons who value language and cultural diversity. This is the day designated by UNESCO as the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) and earmarked for `the purpose of celebrating mother language and promoting cultural diversity. It is in this spirit of celebration that the Department of Language and Literature Education has organized a three-day conference to be held on 19-21 February 2020 at the Masinde Muliro University premises in Kakamega.

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The anticipated participants are scholars, publishers and stakeholders in the fields of Language & Linguistics, Literature, Anthropological Linguistics, Communication, Translation, Sociology of Language, Interpretation, Language Localization, Language Education and Political Science.


Theme and sub-themes

The theme of the Conference is “Indigenous languages matter for development, peacebuilding, and reconciliation”. 


  • ·Mother language and legislation
  • ·Mother language and education
  • ·Mother language and entrepreneurship
  • ·Mother language and public participation
  • ·Mother language and gender
  • ·Mother language and literature
  • ·Mother language, identity and culture
  • ·Mother language and power relations
  • ·Mother language and media
  • ·Mother language and ethnicity
  • ·Mother language and speech community
  • ·Translation, interpretation and localization
  • ·    Mother language and ICT, science, technology and engineering
  • ·    Language endangerment, maintenance and revitalisation
  • ·The Sociology of Mother language
  • ·Mother language and indigenous knowledge
  • ·Mother language and peace building, and cohesion
  • ·Mother language and the environment 

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Banking details

For the conference fee/ financial support please bank it using the following contact:

                                         Direct cash deposit to Standard Chartered Bank

Account Name: Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Account Number: 0102098712400

Branch: Kakamega. 


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