Collective residences


From Tuesday, 2 November 2021 to Friday, 12 November 2021

Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University


Dr. Yael Peled is a research associate at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. She specializes in linguistic justice and language ethics, and more specifically in the moral and political philosophy of language, linguistic diversity and linguistic alterity. Her work is internationally-recognised in its distinct commitment to an interdisciplinarity exploration of language, power and ethics in a manner that draws on both normative and empirical bodies of work. In her current role she presently leads the McGill-based Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities (HCALM), an interuniveritary, interdisciplinary and intersectorial collaboration tasked with investigating the politics, policy and ethics of language and linguistic barriers in the domain of health, including mental health. Dr. Peled’s work has been published in numerous flagship journals in philosophy, political science and linguistics, and she is the author of Normative Language Policy: Ethics, Politics, Principles (with L. Oakes, CUP 2018), and the editor of Language Ethics (with Daniel Weinstock, MQUP 2020) and Language Policy and Political Theory: Crossing Bridges, Assessing Breaches (with T. Ricento and P. Ives, Springer 2015). She has previously held fellowships at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, McGill University, King’s College London, Université de Montréal, Université catholique de Louvain, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


During the period of the Linguistic Rights II residency, I will collaborate with Mariona Miret Giribet on a project investigating the ethics of language grief as articulated in minoritised language poetry from around the world, in collaboration with Linguapax. The collaboration aims to bring into closer alignment normative theories of linguistic justice and language ethics with the lived experience of language grief among speakers of threatened languages, in a manner mindful of the social, historical, political, environmental and spiritual dimensions that accompany individual and communal language loss.

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