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'Multilingualism in Ancient Contexts' Book Launch
Start: 29/04/2021, 17:00
End: 29/04/2021, 18:00
Contact:Wikus van Zyl - +27 21 201 0071

​Join us for the launch of 'Multilingualism in Ancient Contexts: Perspectives from Ancient Near Eastern and Early Christian Contexts'. Multilingualism remains a thorny issue in many contexts, be it cultural, political, or educational. Debates and discourses on this issue in contexts of diversity (particularly in multicultural societies, but also in immigration situations) are often conducted with present-day communicational and educational needs in mind, or with political and identity agendas. This is nothing new. There are a vast number of witnesses from the ancient West-Asian and Mediterranean world attesting to the same debates in long past societies. Could an investigation into the linguistic landscapes of ancient societies shed any light on our present-day debates and discourses? This volume suggests that this is indeed the case. Register at: