FEL Executive Committee member Maya David

In today’s post, we introduce another member of the FEL Executive Committee.

Maya David

I live in Malaysia and am Honorary Professor in the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. I have been examining the Sindhi Hindu community in different parts of the world. My studies show that many of this diasporic community have shifted away from the use of their ethnic language.  We now need to know the reasons for the shift and how we can revitalise the use of the language.  For my studies on minority communities in Malaysia I was awarded the Linguapax Prize in 2007.  For more information see my website.

I am involved in helping  FEL to evaluate grant applications and abstracts for the yearly conferences. I am also a member of the Linguapax Committee, another NGO that researches language choice, shift, and endangered languages.