Josep Lo Bianco is awarded the Ramon Llull International Prize for Catalanism and Cultural Diversity

Linguistic diversity and peace, the basic aims of Linguapax, to which our organization owes its name, are also the working axes of an international reference in linguistic policy and conflict resolution, Joseph Lo Bianco, a member of our Advisory Board, expert of Catalan society and culture and teacher of the MOOC Linguistic Diversity, What for?. The Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and…

UNESCO Side event “Language Matters for Development, Peace, and Reconciliation: The Case for Least Developed Countries”

The United Nations General Assembly has recognized and reaffirmed linguistic diversity and multilingualism as priority areas for the international community, with the proclamation of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 and more recently that of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages IDIL 2022-2032. UNESCO has been appointed to develop, in cooperation with a wide range of partners among which there is Linguapax, a Global Action Plan for Making a…

Arrèxini, the first festival on Sardinian culture and language

The title of the event represents the roots, which connect to the land and have a number of functions. During the festival there will be debates on important issues such as the question of the history of Sardinia in school curricula, the role of Sard in society and in the public administration, the decolonisation of thought, and the research in Sardinia with “Filosofia de Logu”. The programme also includes book…

2021 Linguapax International Award

The call for the 2021 Linguapax International Award is open. The Linguapax Award is a recognition of actions carried out in different fields in favour of the preservation of linguistic diversity, revitalization and reactivation of linguistic communities and the promotion of multilingualism. Its purpose is to identify, value and disseminate successful actions and good practices around the world that serve as a reference and example to all persons, entities and…

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OpenSpeaks: Development of open resources for citizen multimedia archivists

OpenSpeaks is a toolkit for language documentation in multimedia forms created in 2017 to guide citizen language archivists who are documenting languages in audiovisual mediums. While working closely with several language digital activists in Asia, particularly during the surge of COVID-19 last year, the OpenSpeaks team came across some of the practical challenges with audio-visual documentation of indigenous and endangered languages. The adverse impact of the pandemic on indigenous peoples…

New book: Revitalizing Endangered Languages. A Practical Guide

Cambridge University Press has just published the book Revitalizing Endangered Languages. A Practical Guide (2021), edited by Justyna Olko, from the Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland) and Julia Sallabank, from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. It has been almost 30 years since a group of linguists, during the congress of the Linguistic Society of America (1992), called for action to combat the relentless decline in…

Regional Consultations for the Preparation of the Global Action Plan of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages IDIL 2022-2032

Linguapax collaborates with UNESCO as a member of the ad hoc group for the drawing up and implementation of a Global Action Plan for the International Decade of Autonomous Languages IDIL 2022-32. With the aim of disseminating information on the Decade, we are today publishing the first of a series of summaries of the activities carried out in this framework. As a part of the preparatory process for the International…

World Ahirani Conference

Ahirani is an Indo-Aryan language originally spoken in the Khandesh region of Maharashtra, India. Despite its long history and rich literature, it has not been included in the Language Schedule of the Indian Constitution and has not received any government patronage. Recently, people from all strata within and outside India, most of them Ahirani speakers and Khandeshi culture practitioners, joined a world Ahirani conference: the Vishwa Ahirani Sammelan. The conference,…

Linguapax opens the 2021 Linguapax International Award call for nominations

Linguapax wants to join the commemoration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with news of interest by people, groups and entities active in the defense and promotion of linguistic diversity: the call for the 2021 Linguapax International Award is open. The Linguapax Award is a recognition of actions carried out in different fields in favour of the preservation of linguistic diversity, revitalization and reactivation of…