Seminar on “The Use of English and Bangla in Bangladesh: Future Directions for Sociolinguistics” held at BUP
A seminar on “The Use of English and Bangla in Bangladesh: Future Research Direction for Sociolinguistics” held at Bijoy Auditorium of Bangladesh University of Professionals on 24 February 2020. The seminar was arranged by the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, BUP . Major General Md Emdad-Ul-Bari, ndc, psc, te, Vice-Chancellor of BUP was present as the Chief Guest of the seminar and Professor M Abul Kashem Mozumder, Ph.D, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of BUP was the Special Guest. Prominent academician Professor Dr. Shaila Sultana, Department of English Language, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, has graced the occasion the as the Keynote Speaker. Two eminent Professors Dr. A. M. M. Hamidur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Daffodil International University and Dr. AKM Waliul Islam, Department of English Language, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka were present as Discussants in the seminar. The Moderator of this seminar was Brig. Gen. A. K. M. Iqbal Azim, ndc, psc, G+, PhD, Dean, FASS, BUP. 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 globalization. Moreover, the seminar explored the issue of the purity of language and the mixing of Bangla and English among the youths of Bangladesh.