Book Launch: The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya

Join us for the launch of The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya, a volume co-edited by Wall Scholar Mark Turin and Political Scientist Selma K. Sonntag.

The launch event, generously hosted by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC, will feature introductory comments from editors Selma Sonntag and Mark Turin, a short presentation by UBC PhD student and contributor Maya Daurio, and closing reflections by Rémi Léger, political science professor at Simon Fraser University.

Books will be available for purchase and signing during the reception.

About The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya

This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting a linguistically and historically grounded perspective, The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya offers nuanced insights into language and its relation to power in this geopolitically complex region.

The collection comprises five new research contributions by established and early-career researchers who have been significantly engaged in the Himalayan region. Grounded in a commitment to theoretically informed area studies, and covering Tibet (China), Assam (India), and Nepal, each case study is situated within contemporary debates in sociolinguistics, political science, and language policy and planning. Bridging disciplines and transcending nation-states, the volume offers a unique contribution to the study of language contact and its political implications.

Registration: While this event is free, registration is required. Please register HERE.


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