Olivier Le Guen website

 

Proyecto Lengua de Señas Maya Yucateca

Olivier Le Guen is coordinating the Yucatec Maya Sign Language Project that aims at documentg a new sign language in the Yucatec Maya Sign Language. With the other members of the project, Lorena I. Pool Balam (UNAM), Rita Kinil Kanche, Rebeca Petatillo Balam, Rodrigo Petatilo Chan y Yeseña Kinil we have published an onlie Vocabulary available at the following link: http://olivierleguen.free.fr/Vocabulario_LSMY/index.html

 

 

Radio interview / Entevista Radio

  • Entrevista con el progama "Guarda Voces" del INALI [LINK]
    • programa del 28 de enero 2013

 

Photo Exhibition

A Maya Childhood / Niños Mayas / Une enfance maya

In France

  • Oct - Nov 2008 - "Une enfance Maya" (from October 9th to November 28th), Place: CNRS délégation A, Paris
  • Accompanied by a conference: "Naître et grandir chez Les Mayas" (November 6)
  • Jun – Sep 2005 - “Une enfance Maya” (A Maya Childhood), Place: Université de Nanterre (MAE), Paris-Nanterre

In Mexico

  • April 2007 - “Niños Mayas”, Place: Museo de la cultura Maya, Chétumal (Quintana Roo); Casa de la Cultura

 

Other Photographic Productions

 

Newspaper article / Artículos de Prensa

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A Maya Childhood / Niños Mayas / Une enfance maya

 

 

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On Yucatec Maya Sign Language / Sobre el lenguaje de señas maya yucateco (from the newspaper La Jornada)

Oliver Le Guen, profesor-investigador en lingüística antropológica del CIESAS, destacó que el sistema educativo nacional no toma en cuenta la diversidad cultural y lingüística de los pueblos originarios, y tampoco garantiza su inclusión plena en el sistema escolarizado, mucho menos para quienes tienen problemas auditivos o de habla. […]

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Pointing to people: is it everywhere taboo?

I work with Yucatec Maya speakers in Quintana Roo (Mexico) among whom here is a term for pointing, túuch’ub from the verb tuch’ ‘raise over (one’s hand).’ There pointing to people is unproblematic. I don’t think the considerations Emmanuel Dupoux mentioned are involved. Two factors are relevant here, as far as I can tell: (1) conception of space and place/person reference and (2) linguistic features of the pronominal system in Yucatec Maya [...]

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