Dr Pratap Naik, the director of Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendr has been invited by the Research Institute for languages and cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan to attend the Missionary Linguistics Conference to be held at Tokyo from March 16 to 19.
Naik is one of the eleven international scholars who have been invited to attend the conference and present the paper. He will read a paper on “Contribution of Missionaries to Konknni Linguistics”. This is second visit to Japan.
Earlier, in 2006 Pratap Naik was invited by the Sophia University, Tokyo to attend an international colloquium and there he had presented a paper on “The Contribution of the Jesuits to education and the Konknni language in Goa (1542-1759).
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