A seminar titled "The Use of English and Bangla in Bangladesh: Future Research Direction for Sociolinguistics" was arranged on February 24 at the Bijoy Auditorium of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).
Vice Chancellor of BUP Major General Md Emdad-Ul-Bari presided over the seminar as the chief guest while the university's Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Dr M Abul Kashem Mozumder attended as the special guest, said a press release.
The main focus of the seminar was the socio-economic and political use of both Bangla and English languages in the Bangladeshi context and how the use of these languages relates to our self-identity in this era of globalisation.
Moreover, the seminar explored the issue of the purity of language and the mixing of Bangla and English among the country's youths.
Educationist Dr Shaila Sultana from Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka presented the event's keynote speech. Professor AMM Hamidur Rahman, dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Daffodil International University and Professor AKM Waliul Islam, Department of English Language, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka were present as discussants at the seminar.
Brigadier General AKM Iqbal Azim, dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, BUP, was the moderator of the seminar.