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These papers focus on issues of language planning and multilingual education in multilingual contexts, as well as on the broader (and more controversial) issue of language planning in the context of national development.

NOTE: The papers presented at this conference reflect the experiences and opinions of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by any of the sponsors.

Welcoming Address
Professor Pornchai Matangkasombut
President, Mahidol University
Thailand
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Opening Remarks
Professor Dr. Krasae Chanawongse
Advisor to the Prime Minister
Thailand
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Keynote presentation - Language development and language revitalisation: An educational imperative in Asia
Sheldon Shaeffer
Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
Bangkok
Thailand
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Language planning in multilingual countries: The case of the Philippines
Andrew Gonzalez, FSC
De La Salle University
Manila
Philippines
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Issues in language development and language revitalization in Asia
Suwilai Premsrirat
Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development
Mahidol University
Salaya
Thailand

Dennis Malone
SIL International
Asia
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Issues in orthography development and reform
David Bradley
La Trobe University
Australia
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Education for multilingualism and multi-literacy in ethnic minority communities: the situation in Asia
Susan Malone
SIL International
Bangkok
Thailand
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Promise and perils of mother tongue education
Nadine Dutcher
Center for Applied Linguistics
Washington, DC
USA
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Language development and nation building in multilingual contexts
Udaya Singh
Central Institute for Indian Languages
India
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Language development and revitalization in a South East Asian community: An insider's perspective
Tan Sri Datuk Pandikar Amin Haji Mulia
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