This month’s episode is with Guillem Belmar from UC Santa Barbara. Guillem focuses his research on language revitalization strategies as well as documentation of endangered or minoritized languages. He has worked on language promotion for many European languages and runs the #europeminoritylanguages project on social media. He is currently involved with the project Maintaining Indigenous Languages within Immigrant Oaxacan Communities in the United States.
In this episode we discuss Guillem’s work with his native language, Catalan, as well as Basque and Frisian. Guillem shares with us his experience working with minority languages in Europe, including his work on New Speaker motivation and language policy and planning.
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Things mentioned in this episode:
- Catalan language
- Indo-European language family
- Frisian language
- Basque language
- Galician language
- Amami Ōshima language
- Ergative–absolutive alignment
- Guillem on twitter: @GuillemBelmar
- Guillem’s website
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