November 4, 2019 6:00 pm - November 4, 2019 8:00 pm
Latin America and the Carribean | Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Chile, Paraguay | Berlin | Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut
The use of digital tools to record and promote indigenous languages in Latin America has increased in the last two decades. Indigenous groups and individuals are harnessing the low cost and interactivity of online platforms to express their identities and show the world how rich and sophisticated their languages are. Examples of these uses are for example the creation of blogs, video channels, online communities, translation of popular sites, like Wikipedia, and creation of apps.
In his talk, Dr. Genner Llanes Ortiz (Centre for Indigenous America Studies, Leiden University) will introduce some of the most interesting examples based on a study that he coordinated into the practices of a small sample of indigenous groups and individuals from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Paraguay.