This paper presents our strategy for the revitalization of Nahuatl, taking as a point of departure a series of projects and activities we have been carrying out for the last several years.
This paper is the first attempt to outline the cultural and sociopolitical history of Nahuatl, one of the most important native languages of America.
The research project „Europe and America in contact. A multidisciplinary study of cross-cultural transfer in the New World across time”, financed by the European Research Council, explores the cross-cultural contact and transfers between Europeans and the native people of the Americas since XVI century until modern times, focusing on the linguistic change in the Nahuatl and the Spanish language.
The contemporary stage in the evolution of Nahuatl language and culture begins in the fifth decade of the twentieth century. After the Mexican Revolution, intellectuals began to forge a new national identity, based in part on pride in a mythologized version of Mexico’s indigenous past.
Radio programme: "why are the descendants of the Aztec ashamed of their language".