WEDNESDAY, 23 OCTOBER –
Being an important organisation that spearheads education development in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), the Centre For the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning (PPIB) organised an International Conference On Languages, Linguistics and Society (ICLALIS) 2013 for three days beginning yesterday.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah, the organising of ICLALIS 2013 would be a good platform for students, academicians and interested individuals to share their knowledge and expertise especially in language.
“Language should be developed and promoted to meet all challenges which are seen to be getting complicated these days, thus helps to bolster the country’s community language,” he said.
He said this at the opening ceremony of the international conference held at Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu. His text was read by the Dean of PPIB, Prof. Dr. Vincent Pang.
Earlier, the Organising Chairman of ICLALIS 2013, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jason Miin-Hwa Lim said, through this conference, all parties would be able to share their different approach and perspective in the usage, learning, teaching and language expansion.
ICLALIS 2013 is the first language conference organised by PPIB and had attracted more than 200 participants from 25 nations. – FMD