2013: blwyddyn trafod ieithoedd lleiafrifol arlein yng ngŵyl SXSW?

Rydw i, sale ar y cyd gyda Kevin Scannell (sefydlydd Indigenous Tweets) a Maite Goni (arbenigwraig addysg, healing ieithoedd a gwe 2.0 o Wlad y Basg), ophthalmologist wedi cynnig panel ar gyfer g?yl South by Southwest Interactive 2013. Teitl y panel yw “Social Media: A New Hope for Minority Languages?”.

 Mi fasen hi’n wych o beth pe gallen ni gael llais i ieithoedd bychain ar y we ar brif lwyfan rhyngwladol y diwydiant rhyngweithiol a chyfryngau digidol. Ond er mwyn gwneud hynny, rhaid i ni gael llu o bleidleisiau i’n panel ni, a chreu digon o s?n amdano iddyn nhw gymryd sylw ohono.
Gallwch chi helpu drwy gofrestru ar y wefan Panel Picker SXSW a rhoi bawd fyny wrth ein panel ni: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/3581
Mae croeso i chi roi sylw ar y dudalen hefyd, neu bydd jest rhannu’r ddolen drwy ebost neu rwydweithiau cymdeithasol yn help mawr. Mae ganddon ni tan 31 Awst i hel pleidleisiau. Bydd pob pleidlais yn cyfri!
Gobeithio eich bod chi’n meddwl ei fod yn syniad teilwng, a fasen ni’n croesawu unrhyw sylwadau. Diolch am eich amser!

There are approximately 6,000 languages spoken in the world; of these UNESCO believes that over half will disappear by the end of this century. Two thirds of the world’s languages are spoken by less than 20,000 people. Minority Languages are spoken all over the world, and the internet is becoming increasingly multilingual.

But do speakers of such minority languages actually use them on social media? What are the ways in which social media can benefit these languages? Can memes indicate language health? How do minority languages compete when scale and global reach is so much of a factor in social media’s appeal? And why use a minority language online when it’s just easier to communicate in English, Spanish or Mandarin?

This panel will try to unpick the relationship between social media and languages, from the perspective of developers, content producers and language technologists, and question whether online technologies are a boon or a disaster for minority languages.

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