Marja-Liisa Olthuis is the winner of the Linguapax International Award 2020

Behind the landscapes and natural riches of the city of Inari, in northeastern Finland, a language is at risk of severe disappearance; the Sami of Inari. However, there is one person who has successfully revitalised the language and its culture, which has earned her the Linguapax International Award 2020. She is Marja-Liisa Olthuis. The Sami languages       The Inari Sami, at number 7 In August 2009, Marja-Liisa, together with…

Presentation of the report “Linguistic and cultural diversity: a common heritage of invaluable value”

On November 27, 2019, Linguapax presented the report on linguistic diversity in the city of Barcelona, ​​based on its own materials and the contributions of other institutions and external collaborators. The presentation took place at the headquarters of the “Institut d’Estudis Catalans”, in a press conference, which brought together about twenty journalists from different media.

The report on linguistic and cultural diversity, in the media

The report on Linguapax’s linguistic and cultural diversity on 27 November has had a great impact on audiovisual media. Here is a press release: Betevé: https://beteve.cat/societat/llengues-barcelona-linguapax-diversitat/ Europapress: https://www.europapress.es/catalunya/noticia-poblacion-barcelona-habla-mas-300-lenguas-linguapax-20191127151946.html  El Periódico: https://www.elperiodico.com/es/sociedad/20191127/cuantas-lenguas-se-hablan-en-barcelona-7753525?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=cm Ràdio 4: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/en-directe-a-radio-4/directe-radio-4-27-novembre-2019-2a-hora/5454337/ ARA: https://www.ara.cat/societat/Barcelona-parla-300-llengues-diferents_0_2351764950.html Canal 3/24: https://www.ccma.cat/324/arab-urdu-igbo-i-wolof-els-carrers-de-barcelona-parlen-mes-de-300-llengues/noticia/2966681/ Notícia a El Punt/ Avui Notícia a El País Notícia a La Vanguardia In the photo (courtesy of Bego Masdefiol), a moment of the presentation of the report at the “Institut…

Film season on the occasion of the International Year of Native Languages

Linguapax International, in collaboration with the “Filmoteca de Catalunya”, has organised a series of films related to language and languages. This activity has taken place within the framework of the International Year of Native Languages, coordinated by UNESCO. The films screened have been: Le Brio (Yvan Attal, 2017) Champ d’honneur (Jean-Pierre Denis, 1987) Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)

Presentation of the objectives of the International Year of Indigenous Languages

On Thursday, May 16, at 18.30, in the “Sala Mirador” of the “Centre de Cultura Contemporània” of Barcelona (CCCB), the objectives of the International Year of Indigenous Languages ​​will be presented, as well as the working programme of the association, planned for the year 2019, and the conditions of announcement for the Linguapax Award 2019. The event will end with an interview by Dr. Carme Junyent to Dr. Matthias Brenzinger…