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TESOL's Statement on the Lahore Declaration on Language Sciences and the Developing World

by User Not Found | 12/09/2013
As a result of a member resolution passed at the 2013 TESOL International Convention, TESOL International Association has issued a statement supporting "the spirit of the declaration."


At  the First International Conference on Language Sciences and the Developing World, held at Lahore College for Women University in January 2013, Ruanni Fernandez Tupas and Ahmar Mahboob drafted a declaration intended to "foster . . . studies of language that forward our understanding of how language works and functions in society and of how these understandings of language can be used ethically and appropriately to create better societies." The declaration was approved and signed by delegates from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

As a result of a member resolution passed at the 2013 TESOL International Convention, TESOL International Association has issued a statement supporting "the spirit of the declaration." To read the full statement, please visit the TESOL website.