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Cultural series – talks. Vietnam’s ethnic minority languages

November 29 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Vietnam has 54 recognised ethnic minority groups, each with its own language and culture. In 2017 some 20 cities and provinces around Vietnam organised ethnic minority language courses, while many others include ethnic minority languages in the school curriculum.

Mr Phan Lương Hùng.  FVH is truly delighted to welcome Mr Phan Lương Hùng, Professor of Linguistics at the Institute of Linguistics of Vietnam and Head of the Department of Ethnic minority languages of Vietnam.  Hùng has kindly agreed to deliver a series of 5 talks on the languages in Vietnam and he will share with us about his projects and research over the past 15 years. 
Presentation 1  is an overview of  ethnic minority languages in general, covering topics including, (but not limited to):

  • Vietnam as a multi-ethnic and multi-language nation
  • Ethnic minority speakers in Vietnam and their distribution
  • Language family and language typology
  • Language vitality and language preservation
  • Writing system of ethnic minority languages in Vietnam
  • Some info on Hung’s work on the Cao Lan ethnic language
  • Q&A/discussion

The other talks will run as small round table discussion groups per topic including ethnic minority languages in more detail, implementation of language policy in Vietnam, the endangered languages, case studies and principles of language change, + the history of the Vietnamese language. (dates, times and venues for these are currently TBC).  (each event can be attended as a stand alone event)

Tạ Quang Bảo
As part of Hùng’s presentation we welcome Bảo who is an amazing photographer and  we will have a small exhibition of some of his photographs of ethnic minority people (and we will be planning a separate event with him)

We are delighted to partner for this event with a wonderful and traditional venue where everything is dedicated to the lotus flower. It adds great ambiance for this talk. SEN PHỐ – 50 Đào Duy Từ, old quarter, lower ground floor.   click on the link to see the venue website.

1.30pm arrivals and enjoy Bảo ‘s exhibition
2pm start presentation- ending around 4pm/very latest 4.30pm including Q&A and discussion

250,000 vnd (one price for adults and students) 

from 5pm – you are welcome to stay on at the venue to enjoy the late afternoon/early evening tea ‘party’ which the venue organises each weekend 

RSVP and include your mobile number please contact Stella

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November 29
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Stella Ciorra
01662 979 605