Language and Human Rights

The Linguistics Society of America presents a webinar on Making the Connections Between Human Rights and Linguistics. Topics include:

  • Advancing the Right to Benefit from Scientific Progress
  • Assisting Linguists Whose Human Rights Have Been Violated
  • Ensure the respect of the linguistic rights of all communities that speak local languages
  • Ethical Linguistic Practices in the Context of Field Research
  • Case Studies of Human Rights Advocacy in the Linguistic Sphere
  • Work so that more speakers of local languages can have access to quality education in their native languages


  • Jessica M Wyndham, Associate Director, Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Michel DeGraff, Professor of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date and Time: March 20, 2015 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

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