WiP: Roundtable on Language Purity and Language Policing. Tbilisi, Georgia, June 5

In a change from the usual format, for the next Works-in-Progress presentation American Councils, CRRC and ARISC offer a “Roundtable on Language Purity and Language Policing” With the participation of Dr. Thomas Wier, Dr. Tinatin Bolkvadze, Neal Zupancic, and Nicholas Drozd, and moderated by Dr. Timothy Blauvelt.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 6:15pm

ISET/CRRC Georgia, Zandukeli St. 16, Tbilisi, GEORGIA 

Why do languages borrow from other languages? Is this phenomenon harmful to smaller languages like Georgian? Is it inevitable? How does it reflect on the “health” of a language? How effective can state institutions or policy or society be in “policing” language and preserving a form of “language purity”? Come and take part in the discussion!

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the International School of Economics (ISET) building (16 Zandukeli Street). It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.Would you like to present at one of the W-i-P sessions? Send an e-mail to natia@crrccenters.org.