FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12 OCTOBER 2021, PRETORIA
Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) and the National Lexicography Units (NLUs) to commemorate International Dictionary Day on 15 October 2021
The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) will, in conjunction with the National Lexicography Units (NLUs), be conducting an International Dictionary Day commemoration virtually on 15 October 2021 under the theme ‘The Essential role of dictionaries in Language and Learning Embracing the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022–2032)’. The International Dictionary Day is celebrated on October 16 in remembrance of the first American lexicographer, Noah Webster who is considered to be the father of the American dictionary.
The objectives of the webinar are to:
- promote language use
- encourage the use of dictionaries to improve vocabulary and literacy levels and;
- celebrate the work of lexicographers in the compilation of dictionaries
The commemoration will be conducted virtually and live streamed on the PanSALB Facebook page.
Media is invited as follows:
Date : 15 October 2021
Time : 09h00 – 12h00
Enquiries : Mr Siphiwe Mabasa on 079 6450991 or email@example.com