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Sharma to Study Chinese Language in Nepal

November 12, 2019

Assistant Professor of English Bal Krishna Sharma has been awarded a $5,000 University of Idaho Confucius Institute Faculty Fellows Small Grant to conduct research in language ecology in Nepal. Sharma will travel to Kathmandu over winter break to study the cultural and linguistic effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative in Nepal. This project is an extension of Sharma's continuing research on the spread and use of global languages and their impacts on the local linguistic ecology in Nepal. His initial findings will be presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics in March 2020.

Bal Sharma

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