International Year of Indigenous Languages, 2019

Earlier today, the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) was officially launched at UNESCO in Paris. There will also be an event on February 1 at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The theme of the year, “Indigenous languages matter for sustainable development, peace building and reconciliation,” echoes the “Languages matter” theme of the 2008 International Year of Languages. It … Continue reading International Year of Indigenous Languages, 2019


CFP: Language, the SDGs, and Vulnerable Populations

The Study Group on Language at the United Nations, in cooperation with the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems and the Center for Applied Linguistics, will again this year hold a two-day symposium (11-12 May 2017) on language and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I reproduce below the call for participation (CFP) … Continue reading CFP: Language, the SDGs, and Vulnerable Populations

Terralingua’s Langscape, CFP extended

Terralingua has extended the deadline for submission of proposed articles for the next edition of its Langscape magazine until 1 August 2016. This is for a second issue on the theme of "Voices of the Earth" (Vol. 5, #2, Winter 2016). See earlier post on this blog about the previous issue for discussion of the … Continue reading Terralingua’s Langscape, CFP extended

Terralingua “returns to its roots” (a CFP)

Langscape, the magazine of the NGO Terralingua, just extended the deadline of the call for abstracts for its spring issue. Extracts from the call (with February 7 deadline!) are copied below, but what caught my eye about this particular issue was how its theme, "Voices of the Earth," was framed as "going back" to Terralingua's … Continue reading Terralingua “returns to its roots” (a CFP)

CFP: Language and the SDGs

An upcoming symposium in New York on 21-22 April 2016 will address "Language and the Sustainable Development Goals." This offers an  opportunity to address specific aspects of the importance of languages in international development. The following call for papers is copied from the website of the Study Group on Language and the United Nations which … Continue reading CFP: Language and the SDGs