Ethnicity, Language and Culture: Past, Present, Future

The scholars, doctorate students, masters, educators who are interested in questions of ethnic self-identity and spiritual, cultural and social dimensions of life conceptualization in the nation’s language are invited to take part in the Third International Scientific Conference ”Ethnicity, Language and Culture: Past, Present, Future’‘ to be held on 18-20 May 2016 in Lviv at the Lviv State University of Life Safety and The Joint Paul II Catholic University of…

Experts Call for Action to Preserve, Revitalize Indigenous Languages under Threat of Extinction

(UN Press Release) New York, 22 January 2016 (Department of Economic and Social Affairs) — A three-day meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York brought together experts from around the world to identify best practices and recommend ways to preserve and revitalize indigenous languages. It is estimated that there are between 6,000 to 7,000 oral languages in the world today, but that one dies every two weeks.  “Maintaining and…

From Hip-Hop to Whatsapp: New Forms of Communication Among Amerindian (Global) Communities

Call for papers Please send proposals to the organizers before 31 January 2016. The proposal should include an abstract of maximum 500 words and a short CV. Possible co-funding of travel or stay FABRIQ’AM meeting  (ANR Project, France, MONDESAM & LESC) Location of the meeting: Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative – MAE, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre Date: 31 March 2016 One of the well-known specificities of globalization is its important capacity to…

Passing of Professor Lachman Khubchandani

Linguapax is sad to announce that Professor Lachman Khubchandani, a very appreciated and admired member of our Advisory Board, passed away on November 2, 2015 a few months only after his beloved wife. His fellows at the Linguapax Advisory Board will miss him both academically and socially, for “his every word was sage, his every idea inspiring, his every gesture warming.” Khubchandani was a distinguished Professor of Linguistics and social…

International Linguapax Award 2016 – call for candidates now open

Since it was proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999, the International Mother Language Day is observed worldwide on February 21st to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. To commemorate this annual observance, Linguapax calls the yearly International Linguapax Award as a tribute to the outstanding action carried out by linguists, researchers, professors or members of the civil society in favour of the preservation of linguistic diversity, revitalization and…

Primera reunión del Comité Científico encargado del Protocolo de garantía de los derechos lingüísticos

El Comité Científico dará los primeros pasos del Protocolo a lo largo de estos días. El Comité estará compuesto por expertos internacionales en lingüística y derecho, así como por académicos de renombre. San Sebastián 2016 y Kontseilua han presentado este martes, 1 de diciembre, el Comité Científico encargado de elaborar el Protocolo de Garantía de los Derechos Lingüísticos. El Comité lo componen expertos internacionales en lingüística y derecho, así como…

Linguapax Asia Symposium on Migration, migrants and language, June 2016

The topic of the 2016 Linguapax Asya symposium to be held at the Kansai University in Osaka on June 11, 2016, is the interface between language and migration and how the language situation, planning and policies in various countries, Asia in particular, are managed as a result of in-migration or out-migration. As the world refugee crisis intensifies discussion has reopened on issues concerning the role of language in international migration:…

Great-Grandmother Writing a Dictionary to Preserve Her Dying Language

It is estimated that Central California’s Wukchumni tribe—part of the larger Yokuts Native Americans ethnic group—numbered in the tens of thousands during the years prior to European contact. Today, there are fewer than 200 remaining, and of those two hundred Wakchumni peoples, only one actually knows their native tongue. A short documentary, put out by the Global Oneness Project (along with an accompanying classroom lesson plan), shows the process by which 81 year old Marie Wilcox isn’t letting her culture…

Small Language Planning: Communities in Crisis

Call for Papers University of Glasgow – 6th-8th June 2016 Confirmed Plenary Speakers: François Grin (University of Geneva), Leena Huss (Uppsala University), Brian Ó Curnáin (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) Building on the success of the Soillse conferences held in 2011 and 2015, this conference aims to provide a forum for minority language researchers, policy makers, practitioners and activists to exchange research findings and experiences in order to stimulate fresh…

La riquesa de la varietat lingüística a l’International Community Day

Dissabte 31 d’octubre se celebra al Museu Marítim la segona edició de l’International Community Day, una fira organitzada per l’Ajuntament de Barcelona i Barcelona Activa, que té com a objectiu facilitar la integració i la retenció del talent internacional. Durant la jornada s’hi faran tallers, conferències o taules rodones, com l’organitzada per l’Espai Avinyó en col·laboració amb Linguapax Internacional. Sota el títol LA RIQUESA DE LA VARIETAT LINGÜÍSTICA, a les…