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Vol 56 No. 11 | Sept. 2004
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Indian Linguist Ajit Mohanty to Visit CSULB on Sept. 27-28

Internationally renowned Indian linguist Ajit Mohanty will visit the CSULB campus on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 27-28, to meet with faculty, staff and students and will make three formal presentations.

On Sept. 27, Mohanty will give a presentation to faculty, staff and students titled “Hierarchical multilingualism and Marginalization of Minority Mother Tongues,” from 1:15 – 3.30 p.m. in the 5th floor gallery of the Library. At 5 p.m., Mohanty will address students in the linguistic and teacher education departments in the Karl W. E. Anatol Center, presenting, “Minority Mother Tongues and Multilingual Education: Problems and Prospects.”

On Sept. 28 at 11 a.m., he will address students taking history professor Arnold Kaminsky’s Traditional Asia course, presenting “Indian Multilingualism: Some Salient Features.”

Mohanty has been a visiting/guest lecturer internationally for more than two decades and is widely published with three books, 37 book chapters, and 34 journal papers among his work to date.

Mohanty’s major field of research is educational psychology (psycholinguistics) and his specific areas of current research are multilingualism, minority language issues, bilingual education and developmental psycholinguistics.

Currently, he serves as professor in Social Psychology of Education, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.

For more information on Mohanty’s visit, contact professor of teacher education Jyotsna Pattnaik at 562/985-9370 or via e-mail at

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