According to a Persian saying Isfahan is nesf-e jahan (‘Half the World’). As some of our regular readers might recall, I visited ‘Half the World’ as part of the Language-on-the-Move Middle East Tour last year. In addition to delivering a guest lecture at Isfahan University, I also caught up with multilingual souvenir vendors in the city. A year on and I am delighted to be coming back for the 2nd ever Language-on-the-Move Workshop (the 1st one was at the University of Tehran)! I’m very much looking forward to seeing the many Language-on-the-Move team members based in Isfahan again and to meeting our many readers from that city. If you are in Isfahan on the 19th and 20th of Azar (=10th and 11th of December), mark your diaries!
Author Ingrid Piller
Dr Ingrid Piller is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Ingrid’s research expertise is in the fields of intercultural communication, bilingual education and the sociolinguistics of language learning and multilingualism in the contexts of migration and globalization.