Desafíos en la Diversidad



Quito, Ecuador | Septiembre 12-15
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Rosangela Morello
Morello, Rosangela

Instituto de Políticas Lingüísticas   Brasil


Ph.D. in Linguistics from the State University of Campinas (2001). Deputy director of the research group “Observatorio de Políticas Lingüísticas” (Observatory of Language Policies) listed in the Directory of Research Groups of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). Advisor and consultant in the field of Language Policies, such as in the National Inventory of Linguistic Diversity (INDL).



Policies for addressing repression and linguistic discrimination


With the return to democracy in the 1990s, Brazil became a stage for a series of initiatives aimed at guaranteeing linguistic and educational rights for numerous regions of the Brazilian population historically excluded from public policies. Among these initiatives, there are two specific ones aimed at promoting and recognizing Brazilian languages: the Policy of the National Inventory of Linguistic Diversity of Brazil, a public policy created by Federal Decree number 7,387 on December 9, 2010, and the Policy of Co-officialization of Languages by Municipalities, which began in 2002 in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas. Both are public policies of recognition and production of knowledge about Brazilian languages, with significant impact on challenging the ideology of monolingualism that predominates in the country and proposing a language management policy aimed at fostering linguistic diversity. After a brief historical and political contextualization of the Brazilian State’s actions regarding languages, I briefly present the co-officialization and inventory policies, highlighting some of their results. Finally, we indicate, by way of example, avenues for articulation to plan future actions aimed at supporting Brazilian languages.