Hitzargiak – Des langues qui s’illuminent mutuellement

Avec Hitzargiak, nous voulons connaître les pratiques correctes, intéressantes, efficaces, exemplaires et inspiratrices pour revitaliser les langues européennes ! La principale caractéristique de l’Europe est sa diversité linguistique ; nous sommes une multitude de communautés bien décidées à encourager, rénover et renforcer leur langue et à mettre en marche des bonnes pratiques pour y parvenir. Nous voulons construire un réseau entre toutes ces langues et nous connaître, nous aider, tisser…

Language and Conflict: Politics of Language and Identity across Contexts

Workshop on Language and Conflict: Politics of Language and Identity across Contexts organised by SOAS next May 6th 2016 Call for papers deadline: March 25th This one day workshop brings together scholars and graduate students working on the role of language in on-going and post-conflict contexts. Examples could include (but are not limited to) the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, and Western Europe, including diaspora and migration contexts. The workshop…

Sorosoro – Pour que vivent les langues du monde!

La Journée Internationale des Langues est une bonne occasion pour donner des nouvelles de Sorosoro, un programme de documentation, de sauvegarde et de promotion des langues en danger à travers le monde, qui renaît ces jours-ci de ses cendres…   Créé en 2008, le programme avait été mis en sommeil début 2012, à cause d’un manque de financements. Grâce au soutien du LabEx ASLAN (université de Lyon 2), et à l’association…

IMLD 2016: The Importance of Appropriate Languages of Instruction

International Mother Language Day 2016 When, local time: Monday, 22 February 2016 – 10:00am to 1:00pm Type of Event: Seminar and Workshop Contact: n.andriamiseza@unesco.org   UNESCO reiterates its position on the importance of appropriate languages of instruction, usually mother tongues, in early years of schooling: formal and non-formal education must deliver quality education for all learners by taking a multilingual approach, which has great potential for achieving development goal 4…

UNICEF EAPRO “Language, Education and Social Cohesion Initiative Reports are available

The UNICEF EAPRO with Prof. Joseph Lo Bianco of the University of Melbourne has implemented the Language, Education and Social Cohesion (LESC) Initiative in Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. The  LESC Initiative was a component of UNICEF’s Learning for Peace, Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) Programme, a four-year global initiative (2012–2015/16), funded by the Government of the Netherlands and designed to strengthen resilience, social cohesion and human security, to encourage practical…

Ethnicity, Language and Culture: Past, Present, Future

The scholars, doctorate students, masters, educators who are interested in questions of ethnic self-identity and spiritual, cultural and social dimensions of life conceptualization in the nation’s language are invited to take part in the Third International Scientific Conference ”Ethnicity, Language and Culture: Past, Present, Future’‘ to be held on 18-20 May 2016 in Lviv at the Lviv State University of Life Safety and The Joint Paul II Catholic University of…

Experts Call for Action to Preserve, Revitalize Indigenous Languages under Threat of Extinction

(UN Press Release) New York, 22 January 2016 (Department of Economic and Social Affairs) — A three-day meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York brought together experts from around the world to identify best practices and recommend ways to preserve and revitalize indigenous languages. It is estimated that there are between 6,000 to 7,000 oral languages in the world today, but that one dies every two weeks.  “Maintaining and…

From Hip-Hop to Whatsapp: New Forms of Communication Among Amerindian (Global) Communities

Call for papers Please send proposals to the organizers before 31 January 2016. The proposal should include an abstract of maximum 500 words and a short CV. Possible co-funding of travel or stay FABRIQ’AM meeting  (ANR Project, France, MONDESAM & LESC) Location of the meeting: Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative – MAE, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre Date: 31 March 2016 One of the well-known specificities of globalization is its important capacity to…

Passing of Professor Lachman Khubchandani

Linguapax is sad to announce that Professor Lachman Khubchandani, a very appreciated and admired member of our Advisory Board, passed away on November 2, 2015 a few months only after his beloved wife. His fellows at the Linguapax Advisory Board will miss him both academically and socially, for “his every word was sage, his every idea inspiring, his every gesture warming.” Khubchandani was a distinguished Professor of Linguistics and social…

International Linguapax Award 2016 – call for candidates now open

Since it was proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999, the International Mother Language Day is observed worldwide on February 21st to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. To commemorate this annual observance, Linguapax calls the yearly International Linguapax Award as a tribute to the outstanding action carried out by linguists, researchers, professors or members of the civil society in favour of the preservation of linguistic diversity, revitalization and…