Further Readings on Language Justice

Looking to become more familiar with language justice issues?  The following is a master list of literary resources, scholarly and otherwise, compiled by Lee Abraham, Lecturer and Language Program director at Columbia University.  Like the earlier list of organizations working explicitly on language justice issues, this list is meant to be  browsed, read, and shared.  If…

Language Justice in News/Documentaries

Looking for where language justice issues are cropping up in media?  Or looking for ways to get involved in your local community?  Here is a list of resources compiled by Lee Abraham, Lecturer and Language Program director at Columbia University.  Feel free to browse, watch, and share.  If you have thoughts, we’d love to hear…

Workshop: On Living in Translation in Community and Language Practice

The fact that I am writing to you in English already falsifies what I wanted to tell you. My subject: how to explain to you that I don’t belong to English though I belong nowhere else. — Gustavo Pérez Firmat ***** What does it mean to “live in translation”?  The concept itself seems difficult to…

Readings on Linguistic Diversity and Biodiversity

On November 8th, 2017, the Global Language Justice Reading Group delved into the scholarly work of Suzanne Romaine. A linguistic anthropologist, Romaine has pioneered work establishing a link between biodiversity and linguistic diversity.  Indeed, in an essay entitled “Co-occurrence of linguistic and biological diversity in biodiversity hotspots and high biodiversity wilderness areas” (2012), Romaine argues precisely that:…