Multilingual Sydney: New people, new city
The Macquarie Multilingualism Research Group, Macquarie University
Migrants and their languages are the lifeblood of successful global cities. This is as true of Sydney as it is of many other multilingual cities around the world. To coincide with the publication of their book, Multilingual Sydney, an expert panel will address two questions. What is the value of languages in a multicultural city? How can we nurture our language heritage for the future prosperity of the city?
The program will include short presentations by members of an expert panel, followed by Q&A. Speakers include Dr Alice Chik on Multilingual Sydney (Macquarie University), Dr Peter Roger on health (Macquarie University), Prof Nick Parr on management (Macquarie University), Dr Robyn Moloney on language education (Macquarie University), Prof Phil Benson (Macquarie University) & Dr Emi Otsuji (University of Technology Sydney) on languages on the street, and representatives from NSW Federation of Community Language Schools Inc. and Ethnic Community Services Co-operative. The panel will be joined by Prof Rauno Parrila (Macquarie University) to discuss the new urban diversities of multilingual Sydney.