I will be giving a conference on Wednesday February 21st, 2018 on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day at the Consulate of Mexico in Laredo, Texas at 10:00 am.
My lecture will cover basic (but still interesting) aspects of the importance of natives languages. A language helps shape a person and a culture, and Mexican indigenous languages have do
ne so in modern times and around the world — with words like chocolate, avocado, tomato amongst others.
It will also focus on how native languages have formed a Mexican identity since millenia ago. Nahuatl being the most important generator of words for Mexican culture and Spanish language, including the word “Mexico” itself, yet there are other languages who have also given identity to the Mexican people.
Finally, the highlight of the conference will be the indigenous languages which were once spoken in Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico — mostly those around the Laredo area and along this part of the Rio Grande river cultural area.
If you’re interested in native history, Mexican culture and its languages you may enjoy reading my novel, Till Stars Shut Their Eyes.