AMU faculty speaks on ‘Linguistics, Folklore and NEP-2020’


Aligarh : Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) faculty member and Chairman, Department of Linguistics, Prof M J Warsi emphasised the importance of documenting folklore to inculcate experimentation and innovation in young minds.

He was delivering the keynote address on ‘Linguistics, Folklore and National Education Policy (NEP)-2020’ at the ‘8th All India Conference of Linguistics and Folklore’ of the Kurukshetra University, Punjab Art Council-Chandigarh and Punjabi Linguistics Association.

“Folklore as an interactive and creative communication process has so far been studied informally; finally NEP 2020 implementation will ensure that our long cherished traditional beliefs, customs and stories passed through the generations by word of mouth will be studied and researched assiduously”, said Prof Warsi.

Prof Warsi pointed out: “Transmission of folklore from one generation to another is a kind of functional communication whereby knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved, and transmitted effectively. Its development and expansion will provide us with the knowledge of personal and community beliefs and culture expressed creatively through words, music, customs, actions and behavior”, said Prof Warsi.

He also discussed how the NEP 2020 language policy gives fluidity to the three-language formula.

Prof Warsi stressed, India has a long historical tradition of research and knowledge creation—which needs to be further strengthened to take the lead in research and innovation as a strong and enlightened knowledge society.


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