e-Linguapax - March/April 2022
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The Quote
“Desconfiaré sempre de qui digui que les llengües són per entendre’ns i no per crear problemes i faci servir aquest argument per crear problemes amb les llengües”

Carles Capdevila

“I will never trust those who say languages are for understanding each other and not for creating problems and use this argument to create problems with languages ”

Carles Capdevila

Featured News

Languages do not die, they are killed: exhibition in Barcelona

Linguapax, in collaboration with the Government of Catalonia , has organised an exhibition that aims to raise public awareness about the value of the world's linguistic and cultural richness to draw attention towards the rapidly advancing loss of diversity, due to unequal power relations, and to call for action to protect and promote languages and diversity.

What we do

La langue des oiseaux

Since last February, Linguapax has been involved in the European project “La langue des oiseaux / BIRD”, on the incorporation of migrants and refugees, their languages, cultures, perspectives and experiences, into the artistic world of European cities, and the building of a diverse, cohesive and peaceful European citizenship.
Anvita Abbi and Kapila Vatsyayan

Linguistic Diversity in South and Southeast Asia

Compendium on the loss of linguistic diversity, oral cultures, the erosion of the indigenous knowledge systems, and the widening gap between dominant and dominated languages that has created a linguistic apartheid in South-East Asia, and its causes, from globalisation to linguistic imperialism. Anvita Abbi is a member of the Linguapax International Advisory Board.
Bjorn H. Jernudd

Some remarks on power in simple and organized language management

In this chapter of the book Interests and Power in Language Management, edited by M. Nekula, T. Sherman and H. Zawiszová (2022), the Linguapax Advisory Board member discusses power and language management, in relation to simple management, i.e., in individuals’ discourse, face to face, and to organized management.
Linguapax Network
Philippson at Forum Vives

Facing linguistic hegemony

Robert Phillipson, Professor Emeritus at the Copenhagen Business School and member of the Linguapax Advisory Board, dealt with the issue of Linguistic Hegemony in the lectures “Constraints and challenges in strengthening multilingualism in higher education” (València) and “Justice Linguistique. Multilinguisme à la Cour de Justice de l’Union Européenne” (Paris).
Sense títol

Language, cultures, music and peace

Frances Fister-Stoga, member of the Linguapax Advisory Board, is currently working on a project looking at the peace work of Daniel Barenboim (East-West Divan Orchestra) and Jordi Savall in terms of music as a language of peace, as well as the preservation of languages and cultures through music. The project is based on several ideas in Matthew Arnold's work Culture and Anarchy (1869) and is founded on the etymology of Linguapax: language ("lingua") and peace ("pax").
Linguapax Asia

Language Communities in Japan

Several members of Linguapax Asia have contributed to this recent publication by Oxford University Press, which offers a comprehensive sociolinguistic overview of the linguistic situation of Japan.
Linguapax Asia

Screening of the documentary Yonaguni

On April 21 the documentary Yonaguni, about the Dunan community and language, was presented in Tokyo. Some members of Linguapax Asia participated with a presentation on linguistic ecology and endangered languages.
> Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community.
International sociolinguistics conference, organised by Soillse, University of the Highlands and Islands.
29–31 August 2022, Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
The deadline for paper submission is 20 May, 2022.
> Rules and incentives in language policy and planning: Economic, legal, and sociolinguistic approaches.
Interdisciplinary symposium, organised by the Research group “Economics, policy analysis, and language”.
June 16-17, Andrássy-Universität and Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem Ludovika, Budapest.
> Future Challenges in Early Language Learning and Multilingual Education” (ELLME2022)
Joint international conference of the EECERA SIG “Multilingual Childhoods” and the AILA ELLReN (Early Language Learning Research Network), organised by the Department of Languages and Literature Education of the University of Granada. 22-24 June 2022
> Regional Languages in Education: from Literature towards Literacy
International Academic Conference organised by the Rēzekne Academy of Technologies. 16-17 June 2022, Latvia.
> Diversity Management for Social Justice
Summer school that will be held in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands), on 20-24 June 2022.
The deadline for application is 6 May.
> Revitalization of Languages: Why and how to do it?
The International Seminar Viva Língua Viva, promoted by the Brazilian Association of Linguistics (ABRALIN) and organized by the Federal University of Pará and the Emílio Goeldi Museum of Pará, will take place on November 22-25, 2022 in Belém-PA (Brasil).
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 May 2022.
> 14th Ostana Award: writings in mother tongue
The festival of the world mother tongues and linguistic biodiversity is back. From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June 2022, at the Polyphonctional Center “Lou Pourton” - Miribrart street, Ostana, at the foothills of the Monviso mountain.
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