Webinar – Launch of Publication “State of the Art of Indigenous Languages in Research”

UNESCO is launching a new publication on the “State of the Art of Indigenous Languages in Research” in a webinar that will be streamed via zoom on 20 May 2022. The book contains 39 research papers that demonstrate a diversity of scholarship around the world in the many different settings of Indigenous languages in multilingual and linguistically diverse societies, with an emphasis on disadvantaged language communities. In also includes articles…

Linguapax Latin America presents two music projects in native languages

The CD Creación Musical en Lenguas Originarias is a project that was made in collaboration with artists, both women and men, from different communities who speak different native languages. Among them we find the Mixe and Mayan rappers “Mixe-Represent”, from Tamazulapan del Espíritu Santo (Oaxaca), and “Pat Boy”, native of Felipe Carrillo Puerto (Quintana Roo). Meanwhile, María Reyna from Tlahuitoltepec (Oaxaca), with a Bel Canto style, uses an opera technique…

Facing Linguistic Hegemony

Robert Phillipson, Professor Emeritus at the Copenhagen Business School and member of the Linguapax Advisory Board, dealt with the issue of Linguistic Hegemony on two occasions. The first was the Forum Vives “Objective 2025 on Universitary Language Policy”, at the University of Valencia, on 25 November 2021. In the opening lecture “Constraints and challenges in strengthening multilingualism in higher education”, he focused on the challenge shared by the universities that…

Languages do not die, they are killed!

On 28 March, the president of Linguapax, Monica Pereña, and the Outreach Director-General of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Ignasi Genovès, inaugurated the exhibition “Languages do not die, they are killed”, which can be seen in the Palau Robert, Barcelona, until 8 May (free entry). The title of the exhibition is inspired by Yásnaya Aguilar Gil’s speech in the Chamber of Deputees of Mexico, on 26 February 2021, during an activity…

UNESCO launches the Global Action Plan of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032

On 18 December 2019, the United Nations General Assembly, in its Resolution 74/135 (A/RES/74/135) on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, proclaimed the period 2022-2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. Many languages are today in danger of falling into disuse. The gradual disappearance of languages, particularly Indigenous ones, is connected, in practice, to the structural discrimination to which they have been subjected, to the vulnerable situation of their users…

Festival on Indigenous Languages

The Endangered Languages Project celebrates the start of the UN International Decade of Indigenous Languages with the Festival of Indigenous Languages, which brings together people working in language revitalization around the world, to share their goals and hopes for the upcoming Decade. The Festival runs from January 14-23, completely online, and completely free. All are welcome – please feel free to invite colleagues, friends, and community members who are interested…

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…