The loss of a language is a lot more than just the loss of words. It is also the loss of identity, spirituality, cultural knowledge and values. The Monash Country Lines Archive (MCLA) began in 2011 to work in partnership with Indigenous Australian communities in their language preservation. Working on the premise that Indigenous communities [...]
A list of loved words collected from staff at Banff Academy, secondary school in Scotland, in Scots Language, largely the Doric dialect of Scots (North East Scots).
LADORES (LAnguage DOcumentation and REvitalization Space ) Students Breann Hall Hernández and Claudio Hernández and Professor Aaron Huey Sonnenschein, of the Anthropology department at California State University Los Angeles created LADORES to serve as a virtual space to assist communities with language documentation and revitalization efforts. LADORES creates audiovisual materials for these languages and publishes [...]
The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on February 6th, passed S. 256, the Esther Martínez Native American Languages Program Reauthorization Act. The Joint National Committee for Languages fully supports this Act, which would expand programs in the United States preserving and transmitting Native American Languages.
State Library of Queensland’s IY2019 Word of the Week for Week 7 [12-18 February] is wairra [pronounced way-rah with a rolled ‘r’], from the Kalkatunga / Kalkadoon language of the Mt Isa Region – meaning ‘heart, as the seat of emotion’. State Library of Queensland invites you to celebrate the 2019 International Year of Indigenous [...]
State Library’s Word of the Week for Week 6 [5-11 February 2019] is yawara [pronounced ya-wah-rah] from the Wangkumara language of Western Queensland – meaning ‘language’. State Library of Queensland invites you to celebrate the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages as we raise awareness of the rich diversity of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait [...]
Write Our World is a nonprofit organization based in the US that works to empower multilingual youth to embrace their languages and cultures while building skills for the future through ebook authoring. We host an interactive digital library of ebooks written and orally recorded bilingually by kids themselves. Authors develop skills in both their heritage [...]
Accademmia Napulitana p’ ‘a Lengua e ‘a Cultura ‘e Napule. Neapolitan Academy to Preserve Neapolitan Language and Heritage – Napoli February 07 2019 Dr. Massimiliano Verde President of the Neapolitan Academy Alessia Moio Singer and Actress Ciro Ridolfini Poet and Actor Bruno Leone Maestro of the Pulcinella puppetry tradition Luca Lupoli Tenor of the “San [...]
Preserving and celebrating culture can be key to efforts to promote cohesion and cooperation in diverse societies. This is no truer than in the case of indigenous communities, who have historically been isolated or persecuted, but now, rightfully, demand equality. In the context of the International Year of Indigenous Langauges, the International Federation of Library [...]
In 2014 the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) released a statement, acknowledging the intrinsic value and importance of indigenous traditional knowledge and language. Libraries play an essential role in keeping a record of indigenous cultural heritage, knowledge and language and helping it to live. Every day, all over the world, libraries are [...]
State Library’s #IY2019 Word of the Week for Week 5 is binay from the Yugara language of the Greater Brisbane Region, meaning ‘listen, know’. It was first documented in 1841, by Reverend Christopher Eipper who was in charge of the German Mission Station. State Library of Queensland invites you to celebrate the 2019 International Year [...]
The European Language Vitality Barometer (EuLaViBar) is a tool developed as part of the ELDIA project for assessing the maintenance of a minority language. The EuLaViBar consists of four main devices: (1) a systematic method of data collection with a large-scale questionnaire survey, (2) a system for operationalising the survey results in regards to language [...]
The mission of DLDP is to advance the sustainability of Europe’s regional and minority languages in the digital world by empowering their speakers with the knowledge and abilities to create and share content on digital devices using their indigenous languages. In the short term, the immediate objectives of DLDP are the following: Survey A survey [...]
EN OCASIÓN DEL DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LA LENGUA MADRE SE PRESENTA UN INFORME SOBRE LA SITUACIÓN DE LOS HABLANTES NAPOLITANOS EN ITALIA. PARTICULARMENTE DE LOS NIÑOS DE HABLA NAPOLITANA. LA FALTA DE PRESERVACIÓN DE ESTA LENGUA MATERNA EN RIESGO, EL NAPOLITANO, LA REPRESENTACIÓN SOCIO-CULTURAL DE LOS HABLANTES NAPOLITANOS EN ITALIA. EL TRABAJO DE LA ACADEMIA [...]
State Library of Queensland’s #IY2019 Word of the Week for Week Four is ‘thankupi’ meaning black wattle in the Thaynakwith language of Western Cape York. This week’s word was suggested by Nancy Wapau, IKC Coordinator, Napranum. State Library of Queensland invites you to celebrate the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages as we raise awareness [...]
This year NAIDOC celebrates and recognises the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make, and continue to make, to education, empowerment,community, family and country. In partnership with NITV, the Australian Centre for Photography presents the work of photojournalist Barbara McGrady as a free educational resource for schools across the country. Through her pioneering [...]