#Linguapax2018 – Languages and the Spirit of the Wor(l)d

Debate organised in the framework of the #Linguapax2018 conference, on November 20-21 at CCCB. Linguapax and the Year of Panikkar As the work of philosopher Raimon Panikkar reminds us, each language is a way of seeing the world, of being in the world, and of world-making. Linguistic diversity, therefore, as a path for multiple perceptions, experiences, actions and potential transformations of the world. From a qualitative vision of human communication,…

#Linguapax2018. Cities, Arts and Experiences of the Word

The world is a conversation, not the object of our conversation. Those were Tim Ingold’s words from two years ago during his lecture at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, the venue ​​where Linguapax now celebrates its annual international conference. Many consider the inclusion of linguistic diversity to be crucial to animating this world-conversation, with all the weight of the word. A year on from our last meeting, Linguapax…

Protection, access and promotion of language resources for a global community with shared future

International Conference “Role of linguistic diversity in building a global community with shared future: protection, access and promotion of language resources” UNESCO, Ministry of Education, State Language Commission and National Commission to UNESCO of People’s Republic of China in collaboration with other partners are organising an International conference entitled “Role of linguistic diversity in building a global community with shared future: protection, access and promotion of language resources”. The purpose…

Faber – Linguapax Residency: Languages, worlds and action

Languages evoke all manner of passion. From the intellectual elation of the linguist who sets out to describe a language whose grammar has not yet been formally ordered. To the visceral creativity of the wordsmith, a living engine of art and emotion. To the tenacious curiosity of so many amateur students of linguistic diversity, one of the richest and most challenging forms of human diversity. But what does this linguistic…

Endangered Languages and the Land – 2018 FEL Conference

Endangered Languages and the Land; Mapping Landscapes of Multilingualism – FEL Conference XXII (2018) 23-25 August 2018 Venue:  Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding, University of Iceland Special theme: 20 years of Language Documentation The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding and the Foundation for Endangered Languages cordially invite scholars, community organizations and community members working on the revitalization of endangered languages, their documentation and archiving to join…

Linguapax Asia 2018 – Symposium Report

Bilingualism Now: The Imperative Issues in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education The Linguapax Asia 2018 symposium on Bilingualism Now took place on June 23, 2018, at Tsukuba University in Ibaraki Prefecture. The symposium was co-organized with the Institute for Comparative Research in Human Social Sciences at Tsukuba University and sponsored by The Sign Language Research Center at Kwansei Gakuin University. The programme was prepared in cooperation with the Bilingualism SIG of…

Keep Balinese Alive for Tomorrows Children

Linguapax International Award winner for innovations in bringing together scholars and community members to work together to take action to strengthen Balinese while there is still a solid base of speakers, Basabali, has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to keep the Balinese language alive. Donations will help save Balinese words by providing internet to the linguist team, enhancing the Wiki functionality or developing a game for mobile devices. They need…

Call: Teaching materials aimed at (Re)Vitalising Mexican Languages

CONVOCATORIA El Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) a través del Laboratorio de Lengua y Cultura “Víctor Franco” (LLyCVF) convoca a los hablantes de lenguas originarias de México a participar en la elaboración de materiales didácticos enfocados a la (Re) Vitalización y desarrollo de sus lenguas originarias BASES (Ver documento: CONVOCATORIA- pdf) • Estar anclados en la tradición oral mexicana • Se dará preferencia a propuestas…

Have you ever thought of adopting an endangered language? Adopt Greko!

An me platespise, zio – If you speak me I live! A new project promoted by the Linguapax Europe delegates for greko language: Agapimeni fili, me megali charapìa sas grafo, na sas ipo ti accheroame ena cinurio progetto, “An me platespise, zio”. Immaste pedìa ti thelome na stathùme stin Kalavrìa ce na stathùme plategguonda to greko! Poddì sc’essase scerusi ti stus urtimu chronu ekama poddà pramata ce poddà mathimata ja…

Language learning in a global world

The input of the Catalan education system  Joseph Lo Bianco – Mònica Pereña Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 6:00 pm, Auditorium of the Department of Education of the Generalitat (Vía Augusta, 202-226 – Barcelona) This TALK with Professor Joseph Lo Bianco is aimed to reflect and discuss the strategic lines designed by the Catalan Department of Education to draft and implement a genuine multilingual and intercultural educational model in Catalonia.…