The Language Committee Report – October 2015

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Members: Stacey Brown (Chair), Louise Campbell, Jérôme Blais

The goal of the Language Committee is to support CNMN in maintaining its commitment to bilingualism, by promoting awareness of language issues, assisting from time to time with minor translation needs and, every two years, fulfilling various kinds of language facilitation roles at our national FORUMS (for a recent example, see FORUM 2014). Committee members are invited to reflect on ways in which we can facilitate communications in both official languages and continue building a national network that can really “speak” to all our members.

Through the 2014-15 season, we as a committee have continued to work behind the scenes for CNMN, responding to small translation requests as they arise and beginning to consider language facilitation needs and solutions for FORUM 2016 in Ottawa.

This committee is actively seeking members who might be interested in participating in any of the above discussions and activities. We are also continuing to build a list of members who are willing to occasionally assist with some volunteer translation towards their mother tongue (English, or French).

Why join the CNMN language committee? Here is what one of our committee members, Louise Campbell, responds: “Because both music and language come from the same source: listening and communication. We have the grassroots resources in the CNMN to make sure all our members can listen, speak and participate in the official language of their choice, and I want to do what I can to encourage that. Besides, languages are just plain fun!”

Questions? Thinking about getting involved in the Language Committee? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Please contact Stacey Brown for more information
sb@staceybrown.ca.

 

Read past bulletin entries from this committee:
The Language Committee Report – May 2015

 

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