The Judaeo-Spanish Languages. An expression of Identity and Openness.

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Conference by Professor Paloma Díaz-Mas and writers Solly Levy and Angel Wagenstein

More than just tools of communication, languages are a wellspring of identity, connection and integration, and vehicles of the intangible cultural heritage.
Judaeo-Spanish is a group of Romance languages derived from Old Spanish. Originally spoken in the former territories of the Ottoman Empire, in parts of Western Europe and Morocco, it is alive in well over 30 countries. The core lexicon of Judaeo-Spanish languages includes elements from a number of the world’s tongues and has been forged by widely diverse influences harmoniously intertwined over time.
By bringing together personalities from different cultural and academic backgrounds, this international conference will provide fresh analysis, stories and presentations designed to enhance our understanding, appreciation of Judaeo-Spanish languages and the need to safeguard them as an irreplaceable component of humanity’s cultural diversity


Type of Event Special Event
Start 10.06.2014 10:00 local time
End 10.06.2014 13:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Rosi, Mauro
Organizer Permanent Delegation of Spain and UNESCO
Contact 01 45 68 33 85
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 av. de Suffren
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Spain to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 200
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