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…

Celebration of International Mother Tongue Day 2020

Linguapax joins the acts of celebration of the International Day of the Mother Tongue 2020, which takes place, as every year, on February 21, with an act in which the Linguapax Review  2019 will be presented, dedicated to the process of revitalization of the Hawaiian language. Rubèn Fernández, coordinator of the magazine, and Màrius Serra, philologist and author of the novel Res és perfecte a Hawaii (“Nothing is perfect in…

Linguapax International Award 2019

In December 2019, at the “Pūnana Leo” school (in English, “the nest of the language”), in Hawaii Island, the Linguapax International Prize was given. From this year that we left behind, the winning candidacy was for Larry Kimura, a professor who has developed a persevering and tenacious task for revitalising the Hawaiian language, whose prognosis was pointing at extinction. In other words, Larry Kimura has led a fight against the…

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)

Linguapax statement in response to the publication of the Spanish Supreme Court’s judgement

LINGUAPAX INTERNATIONAL, as an organization that works for cultural and political rights and wishes to contribute to dialogue and peace through the recognition and promotion of linguistic and cultural diversity, in response to the publication of the Spanish Supreme Court’s judgment 459/2019 on October 14, 2019, makes it known that: A criminal procedure is not appropriate or desirable for the resolution of political conflicts. The conviction of pro-independence political and…

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…

Linguapax Award Ceremony 2018 to Basabali

El lliurament del Premi Linguapax 2018, atorgat al projecte liderat per la Dra. Alissa Stern, BASABali, va tenir lloc el passat 1 de desembre a Bali. Aquest projecte, l’objectiu original del qual fou la creació de materials per a l’aprenentatge de la llengua balinesa, ha anat evolucionant al llarg dels seus 7 anys de vida a través del desenvolupament d’aplicacions i espais virtuals amb la finalitat de proporcionar a aquesta…

Son de Pajapan – new musical materials by Linguapax South America

As part of the activities of Linguapax Latin America, with a grant from CONACYT, a series of materials is being developed with original creators. Based on very popular musical genres in Mexico, such as the jarocho sound, which has already been the subject of two albums and a documentary, the recording material offers us sounds of love and friendship, a genre open to creative inventiveness close to the infinite oral…