House of Languages

House of Languages

According to Eurolang, the Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya) is planning to provide over half a million euros to fund the setting up of Linguamón – Casa de les Llengües (House of Languages), a museum dedicated to the world’s linguistic diversity in Barcelona. The museum will use multimedia systems to allow for high levels of interaction with actual or virtual visitors, and will also have an auditorium, a documentation centre, a specialised library and an area for academic research. It is hoped that the museum will become a “worldwide centre of excellence and innovation”.

There is already a website for the project, which contains information in quite a few different languages, including Catalan, Arabic, Welsh, Hindi, Tamazight and even Catalan Sign Language (Llengua de signes catalana). The sign language version has text in Catalan and videos of the sign language. This is the first sign language version of a website I’ve seen.

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3 Responses to House of Languages

  1. syniad gwych – excellent idea. If done properly and with decent funding it could be a very interesting museum and also hub for language study and resource. Well done Catalans!

  2. renato figueiredo says:

    good clue, thanks

  3. Aeetlrcreejl says:

    I think Barcelona just jumped up in my “Places to go” list.