The 2009 award of "ITALIAN AS THE DOORMAT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2009"
In the light of the International Language Diversity Day, the Centopercentoitalian.it department of the "Esperanto" Radical Association, organized it’s first edition of the "Italian as the Doormat of the English Language"
The Award is the counterpart of the French award "Le Prix de la Carpette Anglaise," started in France in 1999 and which, every year, assigns an award of civil unworthiness to a member of the french elite which has dedicated special effort in supporting the domination of the English language at the expense of his own mother tongue.
The 2009 "Italian as the Doormat of the English Language" will be assigned to each person or istitution that has been especially favourabile towadrs promoting the cultural-linguistic hegemony at the expense of the Italian language, causing the worst damange possible to the Country’s linguistic identity and preventing the Italian language from functioning properly.
The award is used as a symbol to denounce the "English-only" policy, which continues to generate economic, linguistic and social discrimination in the country and all over Europe.
The event will take place in Rome, May 13 of this year, in the Chamber of Deputies conference hall, Via del Pozzetto 158, starting at 15.00.