Mother Language and Linguistic Diversity

Every 21 February UNESCO celebrates the International Mother Language Day, with a special attention to indigenous and minoritized languages, to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism”.
Linguapax shares this goal and participates in the celebration, but from a critical point of view around the concept of mother tongue. Instead we propose linguistic diversity as an alternative approach to languages. This is why we take the opportunity offered by the International Mother Language day to present our on-line course “Linguistic Diversity, What for”?
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A symphony for China’s dying language of Nu Shu

The Chinese language of Nu Shu was created by women for women in Hunan in the 13th Century, and now it is being showcased in a new multimedia symphony. It is one of China’s disappearing languages and has a long tradition of singing. US-based Chinese composer Tan Dun travelled to the remote area of Jiangyong county over a 12-year period, to collect the stories and songs passed down over generations.…

The Politics of Language – RC50 – IPSA World Congress 2016

  The Research Committee on the Politics of Language (RC50) (http://rc50.ipsa.org/) is now inviting paper proposals for the International Political Science Association’s 24rd World Congress (Istanbul, Turkey, July 23-28, 2016) on the following themes:  –      Language Regimes and Citizenship Regimes: Bridging the Gap –      Justice for Linguistic Minorities: Theories and Practices –      Language and Party Politics –      Language and Political Science –      The Commodification of Language –      The Politics of…