e-Linguapax - December 2022
n. 12
The Quote
“We speak different languages, we try to understand each other, and if not, we have theatre!”

Jeryes Abu Sini, trainee artist of the project La langue des oiseaux.
Ancona, June 2022.
Featured News

Languages, Art and Migration.

Activities of La langue des oiseaux project in Catalonia

Foto de Martí Albesa
In October, Catalonia hosted two activities of the European project La langue des oiseaux for the democratisation of art through the inclusion of the linguistic and cultural diversity of migrant people: the multiplier event Architectures of Listening and a long and intense international project meeting at the Faberllull Olot residence.

Upcoming Events

“Cinema and Linguistic Revitalization".

Presentation of the 2022 Linguapax Review

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Linguapax's interest in the relation between linguistic diversity and art is portrayed in issue 12 of the Linguapax Review, which explores practices of defense and vindication of minoritised languages through the cinema and audiovisual works. The review will be presented in a virtual meeting on 19 December at 6pm (CET).

What we do

Linguapax at III International Conference of Revitalization: Linguistic diversity, arts, digital technologies and more

Linguapax collaborated in the III International Conference on Revitalisation of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages, held between September 13 and 17 in Girona and Perpinyà with two roundtables and various communications.

Linguapax joins ELEN and participates in the Cardiff General Assembly

This year Linguapax has joined ELEN (European Languages Equality Network) and has participated in the organisation’s General Assembly, held in Cardiff in October, to discuss the role of European languages and organisations in the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.

The exhibition "Languages do not die, they are killed" in Prats de Molló and at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Our exhibition on the value of languages, the violence and oppression that cause their death, and the urgency to take action in order to protect them, was exhibited in Prats de Mollò (North Catalonia, France) from June 25 to August 28, and in the Library of Humanities of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from October 5 to November 30.

Linguapax collaborates with IndiFest with a talk with Yásnaya Aguilar.

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In the framework of the Barcelona Indigenous Film Festival (IndiFest), the president of Linguapax Mònica Pereña had a conversation with the Mixe activist, linguist, and researcher Yásnaya Aguilar about linguistic rights, language policy, linguistic rights, cinema, resistance, and revitalisation.
Megan Specia

An Ancient Language, Once on the Brink, Is a British Isle’s Talk of the Town

The New York Times journalist reports the success of the revitalisation of the Manx language from the Isle of Man in the United Kingdom, which was mistakenly considered extinct.
Feallo Fernández

O cumprimento da Carta Europea para as Linguas Rexionais ou Minoritarias

In this book, the Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Vigo presents an evaluation of progresses made in the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by the European States that ratified it.
See Marta Abalo Sánchez’s review here.
Marek Nekula, Tamah Sherman and Halina Zawiszová (eds.)

Interests and Power in Language Management

The volume focuses on two main driving forces of the Language Management process: interests and power. It explores the role of language ideologies in institutions, the struggle to maintain minority languages, language teaching’s policy making, and other practices in diverse situations in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The book is published under a Creative Commons license and is available online.
Linguapax Network
Linguapax Asia
Linguapax Asia presents the Old Miyakoan Proverb Cards
The material, made by Sachiyo Fujita-Round, member of the Linguapax Asia board, and her local collaborator, Seiko Sadoyama, includes 48 proverbs in the original Miyako language, translated into Japanese and English. Linguapax Asia donated 32 sets of cards to the Miyako Education Authority which will deliver them to the primary and secondary schools of the island.
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Linguapax Asia was part of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) Annual Conference
Jelisava Sethna, president of Linguapax Asia, participated in the 48th edition of the conference on Language Teaching and Learning with a presentation about Linguapax and especially on the Asian delegation’s projects, which was well received by the public. The international forum, which, after three years, was celebrated face-to-face, helped to establish contacts and encourage the pursuit of synergies between representatives of Southeast Asia.
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Advisory Board
Understanding Language Management
Bjord Jernudd, member of the Linguapax Advisory Board, and Jiří Nekvapil, an associate professor at the University of Prague, briefly explain what the Language Management Theory is and introduce the Language Management webpage in an article written for our website.



Mobilizing NGOs for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages and the Ocean Decade

Linguapax participated in the 13th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO which took place in Ottawa, Canada, on November 21 and 22, with the aim of identifying good practices and grass-roots actions as well as building new synergies, encouraging cross-disciplinary actions, and networking for the successful performance of the ongoing International Decades.

High-level launch event of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages

Indigenous leaders, civil society national researchers and organisations, representatives from the public and private sectors, as well as representatives of UNESCO Member States and the UN system, are invited to discuss how to raise awareness about the critical situation of Indigenous languages around the world, reflect on immediate actions for the implementation of the Global Action Plan and foster international cooperation and multistakeholder partnerships.
>The Best Literary Translations 2024 Anthology: Call for Submissions
Deep Vellum calls for nominations for the inaugural edition of this new anthology initiative to encourage literary encounters from around the world for the English-language reader. Submissions are open: October 15, 2022 to January 2, 2023
> Linguapax Asia 2023 Symposium
Linguapax Asia is ready to run the 2023 Symposium on World Languages in Multilingual Society: Common Values and Challenges for Teaching and Learning. Participants from all around the world will deal with the shared concern of teachers and learners of different languages on 25 February, 2023, at International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo.
> Summit on Digital Activism in Mayan Languages
The meeting, which will take place from January 11 to 15, 2023, in Mérida (Yucatán, Mexico), is intended to help create learning and exchange spaces for digital activists and their communities which work to promote, preserve, and revitalise Mayan languages, spoken in Mexico and other regions.
> PULiiMA: Indigenous Language and Technology Conference
The largest Indigenous Language Conference in the Southern Hemisphere is back! This forum wants to explore pioneering projects, ideas, products, and equipment that can be used in community based Indigenous language projects. It will take place in Darwin, Australia, from August 21 to August 25, 2023. The call for presenters, workshops, and exhibitors is open until February 10, 2023.
> Conference on Minority Languages in the City
This international forum will deal with the different experiences and practices linked to the coexistence of minority language communities, and of different speakers’ profiles in contemporary cities. On March 16 and 17, 2023, the conference will be held in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Applications are accepted until January 20, 2023.

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