Building diverse communities based on shared values

On March 27 and 28, the city of Limassol, Cyprus, will host an event on “Building diverse communities based on shared values – the intercultural citiees approach” to discuss on the added value of the Intercultural integration approach to promoting human rights, democracy and other key European values in diverse societies organised by the Council of Europe. The event will involve a round table with Mayors from the Intercultural cities…

Linguapax Asia publishes Minority Language Revitalization

Linguapax Asia publishes a bilingual volume (English/Japanese) entitled Minority Language Revitalization (Contemporary Approaches), gathering the proceedings of its symposium on Endangered Languages Networking: Values and Benefits for the Future (September, 2014). Articles include case studies on glocalisation and revitalisation, higher education and tolerance of diversity, Japanese education policy from the viewpoint of an endangered language in Miyako Island, revitalisation of the Ryukyuan languages, ainu on the net and community learning,…

Teaching Materials on Linguistic Rights in Amerindian Languages

The signing of the Donostia Protocol for the guarantee of linguistic rights took place in December 2016. It was the last step, so far, in the concretion of an instrument that would allow the specific implementation of the principles and values that had already been prefigured in the Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights (Barcelona, 1996) followed by the Girona Manifesto (2011). With this new project, Linguapax initiates a dialogue between…

Linguapax Review 2016

New technologies have become an increasingly important domain for the promotion of threatened languages ​​around the world. For this reason, this fourth issue of the Linguapax Review  addresses the potential of new technologies and social networks for linguistic documentation and revitalisation and their limits. Digital communication deserves closer inspection, not only for its central role in contemporary communication, but also for its rapid evolution, continuous innovation, and extension, which can…

Matthias Brenzinger, winner of the International Linguapax Award 2017

On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day 2017, oriented “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”, Linguapax proclaims the winner of the Linguapax International Award. A linguist of German origin, expert in African languages, pioneer in the study of endangered languages and linguistic revitalisation who stands out both for his theoretical contributions and his commitment to the field. He is an activist and promotes the training of linguists among…

Languages and the creation of worlds

Conference On February 20th, at 6:30 pm Verdaguer Hall, Ateneu Barcelonés (c/ Canuda, 6 – 08002 Barcelona)   With Alícia Fuentes-Calle, Ph. D. in Linguistics (UB) and Linguapax Director of Programmes. Introduced by : Àlex Cosials, head of the Language and Litterature section of the Ateneu Barcelonés. On the occasion of the commemoration of the International Mother Language Day, this session will focus on the way languages can be used…

Seminar “Rapping… Relocating the creative power of languages”

The Linguapax delegate for Europe based in Newcastle (UK), Josep Cru, as a partner of the European project CRIC on “Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal” at a conference held in Playa Ancha University in Chile. Here is a reproduction of the article posted by UPLA on their website: New in Mapudungun Music as a vehicle for revitalising ancestral languages “Listen to our conversation. We all say do not be…

30 Years Ago…

 From 26 to 30 January 1987, UNESCO held an international conference at the University of Kiev on “teaching foreign languages for peace and understanding.” Miquel Siguan, who was participating as Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences at the University of Barcelona, was called upon to chair this expert consultation and to draw up final conclusions and recommendations which he would entitle Linguapax – Kiev Declaration. The UNESCO secretariat would…

Presentation of the Protocole to Ensure Language Rights

The fficial presentation of the Protocol on the guarantee of language rights took place this Saturday 17th of December in Donostia,  during a very moving ceremony which welcomed the promoters of the document, including Linguapax, as well as a large number of European organizations dedicated to the promotion of minority languages in Europe and an important representation of the Basque civil society, all gathered at the Palais Kursaal as the…

Linguistic diversity, new cultural forms and emerging rights

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Barcelona, 25 November 2016, 16h-17:30h. At Escola d’Administració Pública de Catalunya, Carrer Girona, 20. As a part of Barcelona City Council’s Framework of Citizens’ Rights, Linguapax will follow the symposium, The Status of Languages, Does Official Recognition Matter?, with a roundtable discussion: Linguistic diversity, new cultural forms and emerging rights. The session will reflect on emerging human rights in the contemporary environment of intense diversity: Cultural diversity and,…