La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie propose des questions d’actualité scientifiques, petites expositions sur un sujet d’actualité, qui sont renouvelées tous les trimestres environ. Du 1er octobre 2019 au 30 mars 2020, l’une de ces questions d’actualité concernera les “Langues en danger : comment les sauver ?” Des milliers de langues autochtones – une […]
An exhibition about Arctic Indigenous languages and the people who speak them. We put a focus on what is needed for language revitalization and show some revitalization activities taking place around the circumpolar Arctic.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in the daily lives of people not only to communicate and educate, but also as a repository for identity, cultural history, traditions and memory. This exhibition highlights these significant roles through stories of […]
The Organization of American States (OAS) will celebrate from August 5 to 9 the Inter-American Week for #IndigenousPeoples. This year, the week will be under the theme “Indigenous Languages of the Americas” and will host events about cultural diversity, traditions, languages, and contributions of indigenous peoples of the region. ——— La Organización de los Estados Americanos […]
Celebrated from the 1930’s in his village of Gagan, located in northern Solomon Islands, Somuk became famous in France after WW2 thanks to Fr Patrick O’Reilly’s publications. He drew the attention of the Parisian intellectual elite before being later forgotten, except in his native village where he acquired, after his death, the status of a […]
Languages not only imply a way of speaking, but also a whole culture. Therefore, the death of indigenous languages enhances the end of years of history and knowledge that were bound to it. It causes a discontinuity on the cycle of the legacy transmitted to future generations. The Latin-American continent was and still is the […]