Tehran, Feb 21, IRNA -- Veteran Iranian linguists were honored on the sideline of the inaugural ceremony of the Second Conference on Linguistics, Inscriptions and Texts in Iran's National Museum.
Leading linguists honered at the event included Yadollah Samareh, Ali Mohammad Haq-Shenas, Katyoun Fardapour, Zohreh Zarshenas and Mohammad Dabir-Moqaddam and Shirin Bayani.
Second Conference on Linguistics, Inscriptions and Texts opened here on Saturday to mark World Day of Mother Tongue and will continue until February 23.
February 21 was designated as Day of Mother Tongue by UNESCO in 2000 with the aim of maintaining languages, especially endangered languages.
Following the move, countries started their activities in line with safeguarding national languages as well as vernaculars.
The ongoing conference will be held at the international level in cooperation with the European Association of Linguistics in 2011.
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