Linguapax Asia donates 32 sets of Old Miyakoan Proverb Cards to Miyako Education Authority

At a press conference held on 21 October 2022 at the Miyako City Hall, Linguapax ASIA representatives donated  32 set of the Old Miyakoan Proverb Cards to the Miyako Education Authority who will distribute them among all of the 32 elementary, middle and high schools on the island. Each set contains 48 proverbs in the original language Miyakoan, translated into Japanese and English. The authors, a sociolinguist and Linguapax ASIA…

Linguapax International joins the ELEN network (European Languages Equality Network), the leading organization in Europe that works for the protection and promotion of the lesser-used European languages

Linguapax joins the ELEN network (European Languages ​​Equality Network), the leading organization in Europe that works for the protection and promotion of the lesser-used European languages ​​and to guarantee linguistic equality by giving a voice to their speakers on a local, regional, national, European and International scale. ELEN represents the 50 million people, 10% of the EU population, who speak a regional, minority or endangered language. It includes 174 organizations…

Architectures of listening – Art, Migration and Language Diversity

Multiplier event of the European project La langue des oiseaux We live in a diverse Europe, in which hundreds of languages and cultures – autochthonous and of different origins – coexist, meet or avoid reciprocally, dialogue, understand or sometimes confront each other. To what extent does European art express this reality? Is the European artistic world able to understand, include and value the linguistic and cultural diversity that sorrounds us?…

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

Testimonials of the value of languages, the violence and oppression that lead to their death, and the urge to take action in order to protect them, laid down in the exhibition “Languages do not die, they are killed”, leave Barcelona to raise awareness among new people of the need to protect global linguistic diversity and the convenience of promoting multilingualism. After being displayed in the Palau Robert, from 28 March…

Language resource materials for new speakers: Old Miyakoan Proverb Cards

Linguapax Asia celebrates the release of the definitive version of the card game ‘Old Miyakoan Proverb Cards’, created by Dr. Sachiyo Fujita-Round, a board member of Linguapax Asia, and her local collaborator, Ms. Seiko Sadoyama. The materials, produced with the support of Linguapax Asia, Linguapax International and the Catalan Ministry of Foreign Action, contain 48 proverbs in the original language Miyakoan, translated into Japanese and English. The game box contains…

Linguapax collaborates with the II Amerindian languages course of the University of Salamanca

To mark the beginning of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032, the Faculty of Philology of the University of Salamanca organized the second edition of the Training Course: Amerindian languages and language contact in Ibero-America, which took place from 20 to 28 September. The course intends to encourage interest in knowledge and the study of indigenous languages of Iberoamerica. It is particularly targeted at people interested in linguistic and…

ADN Maya wins the 2022 Linguapax Award

The evaluation committee of the 2022 Linguapax International Award has selected once again a community project that goes far beyond linguistic revitalisation. The ADN Maya collective, led by the rapper Pat Boy, promotes the rethinking of the use of Maya language and the renewal of the musical tradition in that language through artistic education of young Maya and Maya/Spanish speakers, and the creation of spaces to make the contemporary Maya…

Linguapax International is collaborating in the III International Conference on Revitalisation of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages

Linguapax International is collaborating in the III International Conference on Revitalisation of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages to be held between 13 and 16 September 2022 at the University of Girona. The Conference will be a meeting point for people working towards the revitalization of indigenous and minoritised languages around the world in order to exchange and disseminate ideas, experiences and knowledge. Our organization participates through the following activities: Panels: Languages,…

Kathryn Woolard joins the Linguapax Advisory Board

Kit Woolard, Professor Emerita at the University of California, San Diego, has agreed to join the Linguapax Advisory Board, made up of more than twenty international experts on matters relating to linguistic diversity. Professor Woolard, who specializes in linguistic anthropology, is a worldwide known researcher, mostly because of her contributions to the field of linguistic ideologies, and has published extensively on topics related to bilingualism, the link between language and…

Language Technologies and Language Diversity

We are in the midst of a digital revolution that will change the way we live, work, interact and speak. While technology is advancing for just a handful of languages, most others are in danger of becoming extinct in the digital realm, as pointed out by Andras Kornai, one of the language experts and activists gathered for the presentation of the special issue on Language Technologies and Linguistic Diversity of…