Linguistic Diversity Collective formally launches with ’Supporting Manchester’s language communities’ public panel event

The Linguistic Diversity Collective and Creative Manchester held a free event in October in the University’s Alliance Manchester Business School penthouse event space.

’Supporting Manchester’s language communities: Language endangerment and maintenance’ included a cross-disciplinary panel and marked the official launch of the Linguistic Diversity Collective. The event was well attended by University staff, students and members of the public both in-person and via Zoom.

The panel discussed key themes relating to the endangerment and maintenance of languages from a range of perspectives.

Panellists included:

  • Chair: Dr Serge Sagna, Lecturer in Linguistics at The University of Manchester
  • Julia Sallabank, Professor of Language Policy and Revival at SOAS
  • Munira Alsusa, headteacher of Manchester Arabic School

The Linguistic Diversity Collective (LDC) is a group of academics in the Departments of Linguistics and English Language and Modern Languages and Cultures who research and champion linguistic diversity both locally and globally.

A recording of the October panel event will soon be available to watch online.