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 Linguapax Review, on March 9, 2022. In this lively conversation, Daniel Pimienta defends the multilingual nature of the Internet, while Tunde Adegbola reflects on the impact of technology, which can both promote and harm linguistic diversity, depending on how it is used. With them, Subhashish Panigrahi, Roland Kuhn and Eddie Avila share their strategies for effective digital activism, driven by the communities themselves, and how we can support them.