Linguapax Prize

The International Linguapax Award is awarded annually on International Mother Language Day (21 February) by Linguapax (Linguapax International) "which recognises and awards the actions carried out in different areas in favour of the preservation of linguistic diversity, revitalization and reactivation of linguistic communities and the promotion of multilingualism".[1] Candidates are individuals of the academic community and civil society as well as entities or collectives. Nominations for each year's prize are usually made public on 21 February of each year.

International Linguapax Award
Awarded forOutstanding contributions in the field linguistic diversity and/or multilingual education
Presented byLinguapax (Linguapax International)
First awarded2002

Linguapax Award WinnersEdit

The International Linguapax Award was first given in 2002.

Year Name Affiliation Country(ies)
2002 Bartomeu Melià Teko Guaraní Spain, Paraguay
Jerzy Smolicz University of Adelaide Poland, Australia
2003 Aina Moll Institute Joan Alcover Spain
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas University of Roskilde Finland, Denmark
2004 Fernand de Varennes Murdoch University Canada, Australia
Joshua Fishman Yeshiva University, Stanford University United States
2005 Maurice Tadadjeu University of Yaoundé I Cameroon
2006 Natividad Mutumbajoy Escuela Yachaicury Colombia
2007 Maya Khemlani David University of Malaya Malaysia
2008 Neville Alexander PRAESA South Africa
2009 Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira Te Ataarangi New Zealand
2010 Miquel Siguan i Soler University of Barcelona Spain
Robert Phillipson Copenhagen Business School UK, Denmark
2011 G. N. Devy Gujarat India
Centro Indígena de Investigaciones Interculturales de Tierradentro Cauca Colombia
2012 Jon Landaburu Illaremendi Colombia, France
2013 Ledikasyon pu Travayer Mauritius
2014 Escola Valenciana - Federació d'Associacions per la Llengua Valencia, Spain
2015 Xavier Albo Fundación Xavier Albo Bolivia
2016 Yambirrpa School Council and Dijarrma Action Group Australia
International and Heritage Languages Association Canada
2017 Matthias Brenzinger Centre for African Linguistic Diversity South Africa, Germany
2018 BASAbali Indonesia
2020 Marja-Liisa Olthuis Oulu University Finland

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