AIM OF EVENT
The aim of the event is to celebrate and create awareness of the Sesotho language. SADiLaR is planning on celebrating all the 11 official languages of South Africa by assigning each language to a certain month of the year. As a result, March is dedicated to celebrating Sesotho with the aim of creating awareness of the language and promoting research and development of this language through the use of language resources.
FORMAT OF EVENT
- Opening: Master of Ceremonies
- Introduction of SADiLaR and purpose of event: Speaker 1
- Sesiu sa Sesotho Lexicographic Unit: Speaker 2
- PanSALB: Speaker 3
- Sesotho Terminology development/Terminology Bank: Speaker 4
- Entertainment: Poet
- Upcoming Sesotho writer: Speaker 5
- Entertainment: Praise Poet
- Historical author: Speaker 6
- Entertainment: Sesotho traditional dance
- Refreshments to be served
PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN EVENT
Language students, academics and lay people interested in preserving and protecting Sesotho.
TOPICS THAT WILL BE INCLUDED
- What is SADiLaR and what role does it play in language development?
- The impact of the Sesotho Lexicography Unit in preserving Sesotho (Challenges faced and way forward)
- The impact of Sesotho terminology development (Challenges faced and way forward)
- The role of Sesotho literature in preserving Sesotho.
- Celebrating historical authors and upcoming authors
Participants will be made aware of the various resources that SADiLaR has in preserving South African languages, and the role of other organisations and academics etc. who work with languages with the possibility of collaborations in research, digitization of written material etc
Participation in the workshop is FREE
Number of attendees that can be accommodated: 70
Coffee/tea/refreshments will be provided