জাতীয় আলোচনাচক্র ২


SEMINAR TOPIC


BENGALI LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: 

TECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIALS

25-26 November 2016 

Venue- Jadavpur University


FOREWORD

Adaptation is a very common feature in the course of the journey of a language . Adaptation is a vital condition for its dynamism. It can be noted that the languages not only borrow linguistic elements from other speaking communities but also as per the demand of modernity, a language adapt different mediums to express itself (literally this adaptation is done by a community to purposely express themselves). Scientific evolution is one such factor responsible behind this conversion. In respect of writing mediums the human civilization have gone through different phases like the cave wall stage, the rock wall stage, the terracotta stage, the bronze /silver plate stage and so on. The invention of the papyrus was the most important event in world history. This invention of the paper then triumphed over all the other mediums. The realm of paper extended more or less 4000 years from the 4th century BC.  Currently the modern civilization is standing on a crossroads albeit transition.
The Digital Revolution is a revolution in a true sense after the Industrial Revolution. From the decade of ‘70s the changes has started and as a result of this modern time has entered into the Information Age. The language and literature’s sphere has been drastically changed due of technological adaptation. The topographical barrier has abolished, and in all respect the globalization has taken a perceptible shape.      
Instead of treasure and power of a language’s heredity it may be vulnerable due to disinterestedness of adaptation to the newer technologies. All over the world every conscious language community is very much active to go parallel with the new technology.
As a seventh largest language speaking community, the Bengali language has very much potential. In accordance with the technological up gradation many things are to do. However, it is fact that in respect of the other languages Bengali has done a little. Very recently some important initiatives are taken by different distinguished institutions.
Through this seminar we want to convey a message to all sections of educational institutions especially to students and researchers. We will invite the experts from all over the country who are engaged in up grading language technology. We will invite experts from CDAC, CIIL, ISI, IITs, Jadavpur University and from other relevant institutions. Not only technical experts we will also invite all sections of scholars to put their expectation and problem on the desk of conversation. Technical sessions will be arranged to display the practical usages of different software programmes  etcetera.   
It is very much significant that the School of Languages and linguistics, Jadavpur  has agreed to collaborate with us. The expertise advice of such institution is the booster to us.

An approximate audience of three hundred is expected. Students, research scholars, faculty members from different colleges and Universities and all those who are interested in Bengali language and literature will be definitely enriched from this seminar. The new route of research may be initiated through this dialogue. 

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