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23 Mar 2017

Minsk Language Festival to showcase over 50 languages

MINSK, 23 March (BelTA) – Over 50 languages will be showcased during the Language Festival at the Faculty of Philology of the Belarusian State University (BSU), BelTA learned from the press-service of the BSU.

The visitors of the festival will be able to get acquainted with rare and popular, modern and extinct languages, from Kaqchikel to Old Belarusian. The program of the festival will also feature eight popular science lectures on linguistics and five – on Belarusian studies. The audience will get to know more about tonal languages, the language variety of the world, neurolinguistics, language systems, and the legends of old Minsk. The visitors of the festival will be free to choose the lectures they want to listen to from the list, as they will be delivered in different lecture halls.

The forum’s lecturers are students, postgraduates, and professors of BSU's Faculty of Philology and Faculty of International Relations, the Minsk State Linguistic University, and language experts and philologists from Minsk, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

The forum is organized by the BSU’s Faculty of Philology.

The first edition of the Minsk Language Festival was held on 31 March 2013 and gathered 350 visitors. It presented 35 languages and 7 lectures on linguistics.

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