'On the job' interview with Dr Luisa Maffi, Co-founder and Director of Terralingua What first got you involved in Terralingua and bio-cultural diversity? It now goes back 20 years! In the mid-1990s, biologists were increasingly talking about biodiversity loss, linguists about endangered languages Read More
Call for Abstracts Volume 5, Issue 2 - Now Closed. Thanks everyone for your interest.
We are marking our twentieth anniversary by “going back to our roots” with this issue’s theme: “Voices of the Earth”. In 1996, we chose the name Terralingua to suggest two things at once: the language of the Earth—the voice of Mother Nature; and the languages of the Earth—the many voices of the world’s diverse peoples,
This issue is the second of our "People's Issue" series. In Part Two, At Home and in the World, we celebrate the many ways in which individuals and communities around the world experience the "inextricable link" between people and nature, and express their sense of place - both at home, and in the larger world.
The Call for Abstracts is NOW CLOSED Thanks to all who submitted. We will be in touch soon. As with the first issue of this series, Volume 4 Issue 2 is dedicated to YOU! We want to hear from you, for there is a crucial global dialogue that needs to happen. What are your own
Luisa Maffi Co-founder and Director of Terralingua Luisa Maffi, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 1994), is co-founder and Director of Terralingua, and spearheads Terralingua’s program of work. Trained in linguistics, anthropology, and ethnobiology, Luisa is one of the pioneers of the concept of biocultural diversity. Her interest in the relationships between language, culture, and the environment, and between
Publication: Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook. Edited by Luisa Maffi and Ellen Woodley, Earthscan 2010.
Publication: History, Culture, and Conservation, Policy Matters 13 special issue, G. Borrini-Feyerabend, K. MacDonald, and L. Maffi (eds.).
Publication: Ethnobotany and Conservation of Biocultural Diversity, T. Carlson and L. Maffi (eds.).
Publication: Sharing a World of Difference: The Earth’s Linguistic, Cultural, and Biological Diversity, by T. Skutnabb-kangas, L. Maffi, and D. Harmon, and companion map The World’s Biocultural Diversity: People, Languages, and Ecosystems. Paris: UNESCO, Terralingua, and WWF.