The Faculty of Cultural Sciences Unud Holds the 13th National Seminar on Mother Language

The Faculty of Humanities held the 13th National Seminar on Mother Language online through the Cisco Webex application and offline at the Widya Sabha Mandala Prof. Auditorium. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University, Friday (19/02/2021).

The 13th National Seminar on Mother Language with the theme Mother Language during the Pandemic, by presenting several resource persons consisting of the Head of the Language Development and Development Agency Prof. H. Endang Aminudin Aziz, M.A., Ph.D., Prof. Dr. I Dewa Putu Wijana, S.U, M.A from Gadjah Mada University, and I Nyoman Arya Wibawa, S.S., M.A., Ph.D from Udayana University.

The National Seminar on Mother Language is a creative event that is held annually by the Student Association of the Linguistic Study Program Master Program and the Lingustic Study Program Doctoral Program, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University. This seminar is held every February which coincides with the month of the Mother Language. The seminar participants consisted of 127 speakers who presented 93 papers and 3 participants from 20 universities at home and abroad.

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Udayana Dr. Made Sri Satyawati, S.S., M.Hum said that the National Seminar on Mother Language is one of two seminars in the Master and Doctoral Program of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, Udayana University.

Other seminar activities are the Austronesian and Non-Austronesian International Seminars. The National Seminar on Mother Language is held annually, while the International Seminar on Austronesian and Non-Austronesian is held every two years. This National Seminar on Mother Language is very good to remind the revitalization efforts in maintaining the existence of the mother tongue. The Covid-19 pandemic situation has resulted in this year's seminar activities being carried out in a hybrid way, namely offline and online, and language research training activities cannot be carried out because the training cannot be conducted online.

Unud Chancellor Prof. AA Raka Sudewi, who on this occasion was represented by the Vice Chancellor for Planning, Cooperation & Information, gave his appreciation to the Faculty of Humanities, Udayana University which has taken important and strategic initiatives by providing a quick response to major changes, especially attention to fields that are detached from attention the general public, namely the Mother Language which is a vital component in life. The Chancellor of Udayana University really hopes that this seminar will answer and articulate the various language changes that developed during the pandemic.