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.…

BASAbali wins the International Linguapax Award 2018

Coinciding with the International Mother Language Day, we are pleased to announce that the International Linguapax Award 2018 goes to BASAbali, a “collaboration of linguists, anthropologists, students, and laypeople, from within and outside of Bali, who are collaborating to keep Balinese strong and sustainable”. In words of BASAbali’s founding director, Alissa Stern, “BASAbali is founded in the belief that all languages, but most importantly a language of a great culture…

IMLD “Acting together for linguistic diversity and multilingualism”

UNESCO supports linguistic diversity as an irreplaceable tool of sustainability and peace UNESCO has been celebrating International Mother Language Day for nearly 20 years now with the aim of preserving linguistic diversity and promoting mother tongue-based multilingual education. Linguistic diversity is increasingly threatened as more and more languages ​​disappear. One language disappears on average every two weeks, taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage. Protecting linguistic diversity is…

Call for nominations for the International Linguapax Award 2018

After the recent delivery of the 2017 International Linguapax Award to Matthias Brenzinger we are pleased to announce that the call for candidates to the 2018 award is now open. Please check terms and conditions below and on our website and bear in mind that the deadline is January 21st, 2018. Linguapax delivers a yearly award on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day (21 February). This prize is a…

First meeting of creators in native languages in Mexico City

The First Meeting of Creators in Original Languages was organised within the framework of the “Linguistic Revitalization through the Arts project”. It took place in the facilities of the Tlalpan History Museum and in the Casa Chata of the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) on  October 12 and 13, 2017, in Mexico City, under the auspices of the National Council of Sciences and Technology, Linguapax …