14 December 2012

Angola: Academic Community Told to Be Conscious About Vernacular Languages - Official

Lunada — The dean of the Faculty of Letters of the Agostinho Neto University (UAN), Amélia Dias Mingas, Thursday in Luanda spoke of the need for the Angolan academic community and students to gain awareness of the importance of the study of the vernacular languages.

The official was speaking at the 2nd Scientific Events of the Faculty of Letters of the State-owned UAN, going with the theme "Letters and transversality of knowledge".

According to Amelia Mingas, the awareness of the importance of this study is also associated with the need for an interaction and multidisciplinary discussions to the benefit of sciences in Angola.

According to Amélia Mingas, what is being dealt with at the meeting is a problem of the country and of the Faculty of Letters, so that one and everyone gets aware of what to do to contribute to the clarification of the linguistic situation in the country and reinforcement of the equilibrium among the various languages spoken in Angola.

The meeting going until December 14, is tackling, among other topics, "The vernacular languages in the Maboque Journalism Award", "Reflections on the traditional culture: transmission of knowledge in vernacular languages" and "The Portuguese language and the local languages of Angola".

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