The Impact of Social Changes on English Language & Literature

By Anusha

Two-day International conference on "Impact Of Social Changes On English Language & Literature : An Overview of past 100 years", was held at Lingaya's University, Faridabad, on Friday, 7th February, 2014.

The conference was organised by the Department of English, Lingaya's University, Faridabad.

Professor Sukhadeo Tharot, chairman of ICSSR (former chairman of university grant commission) addressed the delegates on the occassion.

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Social Changes on English Language & Literature

The Chairman of ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research), Prof.Sukhadeo Tharot, was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Function of the two-day International conference organised by the Department of English on "The Impact of Social Changes on English Language & Literature : An overview of past 100 years". He addressed the delegates at the auditorium at the Lingaya's University, Faridabad, on Friday.

Social Changes on English Language & Literature

The Conference was organised by the Department of English; Lingaya's University Faridabad and was inaugurated by Honorable Chief guest Professor Sukhadeo Tharot. Lingaya's University Chancellor, Prof. (Dr ) Mohd. Akhtar Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor -Dr R.K Chauhan, Pro- Vice Chancellor -N.K Kole and Angela F French, Guest of Honour, Director of operations, South & South East Asia, University of Cambridge were present for the occasion.

At this gracious moment, Prof. Sukhadeo Tharot, an eminent academician and former Chairman of UGC appreciating the English International Conference said, "Language is the important medium to understand the culture of any society. If we talk about literature, it has become an important instrument in bringing social change in the society in Europe and Russia over 10 decades".


Social Changes on English Language & Literature

Dr R.K Chauhan, Vice Chancellor of Lingaya's University, welcoming the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour and the delegates at the English International Conference said, "English being a common language among all the international languages has contributed a lot to the global exchange and commerce all over the world."

Social Changes on English Language & Literature

Approving the Vice Chancellor's words, Prof. (Dr.) Mohd. Akhtar Siddiqui, Chancellor of Lingaya's University, said "English has become second official language of 153 countries and the language has penetrated into the life and process of the society."

Social Changes on English Language & Literature

At the inaugural ceremony, Angela F French, Guest of Honour, University of Cambridge raised the point of how technology had facilitated the change in style and usage of English language. She quoted that her grandmother was a teacher and was educating the children in a small village of England where they used to write on slates and encyclopedias were the source of most knowledge. However, these days classrooms are more spacious, comfortable and equipped to allow learners to work at their own space. She further added, global communication is here to stay with Facebook, Twitter and Google plus.

Social Changes on English Language & Literature

Post inaugural session, the International Journal of Department of English was launched by the Chief Guest Sukhadeo Tharot, Guest of Honour, Angela F French, Chancellor, Vice chancellor and Pro- Chancellor of Lingaya's University.

The International Conference on English language provides a platform for eminent educationists, researchers, to participate and share the opinion of present, past and future of English language. Delegates across the country came and exchanged their views and attended various workshops, discussion sessions and paper presentations.

Important delegates & speakers of the English International Conference:

  • Prof. Vaishna Narang, Chairperson, Centre for Linguistics, School of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies, JNU, Delhi
  • M. Manisha Dak, British Council, Delhi
  • Prof. Rajni Badlani & Ronald Michael, CELA, Cambridge University
  • Prof. Anju Sahgal Gupta, Dept of Humanities, IGNOU
  • Prof. Avadhesh Kumar Singh, Director, School of Translation Studies, IGNOU, Delhi




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