The 10th Linguapax is being held in Barcelona May 20 – 23. This UNESCO-inspired congress is devoted to linguistic rights, language diversity, and the search for harmonious development through balanced language policies. Keep your eyes skinned for the upcoming Report on Languages of the World , commissioned by a former UNESCO secretary general and now in the editing stage (by a Basque organization). Spain decidedly seems to be cornering the market in language policy get-togethers. Barcelona hosted the last Linguapax as well as the World Congress on Language Policies in April.  An academic group called Europa Diversa has also been drafting a proposal to include more responsible linguistic diversity clauses in the yet to be voted European Convention.

Andrew Joscelyne
European, a language technology industry watcher since Electric Word was first published, sometime journalist, consultant, market analyst and animateur of projects. Interested in technologies for augmenting human intellectual endeavour, multilingual méssage, the history of language machines, the future of translation, and the life of the digital mindset.


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