Languages of Sarawak: Language Landscape meets UNICEF
From the 27th- 28th August 2014, UNICEF hosted a workshop and facilitated dialogue on Language, Education and Social Cohesion as part of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme and the Language, Education and Social Cohesion Iniative in Malaysia, Burma and Thailand. During the workshop, run by Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, we discussed many aspects of language policy and planning from the varied perspectives of the workshop participants. These included language activists, educationalists, government officials, academics and more.
This Language Landscape project documents some of the many languages spoken by the workshop participants, who came together at the Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak. The languages include different varieties of Malay, Indian languages, Chinese dialects and a great number of local languages, as well as foreign languages, including French and Malagasy.