IUB inaugurates historic summer school in Linguistics
The Sasheen Center for Multilingual Excellence (SCMLE) at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) marked the commencement of its pioneering Sasheen Summer School in Linguistics (SSS) on September 3.
For the first time in Bangladesh, students and community researchers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a comprehensive program from September 3-21. Seven native speaking researchers, representing languages of Pangkhua, Khumi, Mro, Bawm, Khyang, Chak, and Mandi, have joined the school with 15 student researchers from IUB. This endeavour will comprise two weeks of intensive theoretical and hands-on sessions at IUB, culminating in a week-long field placement to the Bandarban Hill District in Bangladesh's southeast.
Under the leadership of Dartmouth College's Prof. David E. Peterson – a renowned expert in Tibeto-Burman languages with a profound connection to Chittagong Hill Tracts languages since 1999 – participants are guaranteed unparalleled mentorship. The formidable team of instructors comprises Dr Bokhtiar Ahmed and Towhid Bin Muzaffar from IUB, Dr Shapla Parveen of North South University, Md. Mashrur Imtiaz of Dhaka University, and Dr Mostafa Rashel from Daffodil International University. Prof. Dr Mahmud Hasan Khan, Director SCMLE, is curating the summer school besides instructing sessions.