- ELAR @ Paradisec
ELAR’s David Nathan gave a paper ‘On the “reach” of digital language archives: towards criteria for evaluation’ at the Paradisec conference Research, records and responsibility at the University of Melbourne. (David Nathan, 02 Dec 2013)
- Seminar rescheduled
Due to strike action at SOAS, next week's seminar by Andrew Spencer has been rescheduled to Term 2. (Peter Austin, 29 Nov 2013)
- International Summer School, Stockholm 2014
ELAP is participating in a summer school on Language Documentation and Linguistic Diversity, 23 June - 4 July 2014 in Stockholm (Sweden). More information here.
(Peter Austin, 27 Nov 2013)
- Special workshop seminar
Special SOAS Department of Linguistics workshop-seminar, 3-5pm 26 November 2013, Khalili Lecture Theatre, "What's a rose? Ethnobotanical methods for identification of local plant taxa" by Dr. Rajindra K. Puri, University of Kent. Note: Participants should bring one 'unusual' vegetable or fruit to the session. (Peter Austin, 21 Nov 2013)
- Pawprints newsletter
The first issue of the Plants Animals Words Newletter on documenting ethnobiology is now available (Peter Austin, 13 Nov 2013)
- UK Research Links award by British Council
Prof Peter Austin (SOAS) and Prof Suwilai Premsrirat (Mahidol University, Thailand) have been awarded a British Council UK Researcher Links grant for a collaborative UK-Thailand workshop in 2014 (Peter Austin, 13 Nov 2013)
- Documentary Linguistics Workshop
Peter Austin (ELAP) and David Nathan (ELAR) will be participating in the annual Documentary Linguistics Workshop in Tokyo 19-25 February 2014 (Peter Austin, 13 Nov 2013)
- ELAP co-sponsors APLL7
The seventh annual Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference APLL7 will be hosted and co-sponsored by ELAP on 16-17th May 2014. More details available here. (Peter Austin, 11 Nov 2013)
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Today, there are about 6,500 languages. Half of them are under threat of extinction within 50 to 100 years. The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at SOAS, University of London, supports research, training, and archiving for endangered languages throughout the world.
In our 11th volume of Language Documentation and Description, researchers discuss their experiences in community-oriented fieldwork in Cameroon, Nigeria and Namibia, as well as present the family of Aslian languages and describe dialectal variation in the tense-aspect-mood system of Sasak. ... read more ...
Foundation for Endangered Languages books are also available here, see the FEL books page
OREL - Online Resources for Endangered Languages - has now been revised updated with 50 new resources. OREL is a library of nearly 400 annotated and categorised links in English and Arabic to websites about endangered language documentation and revitalisation.
OREL includes specialist endangered languages pages in Arabic.
OREL قائمة جديدة لأكثر من 80 مورد إلكترونية منشورة بالعربية مختصة بتهديد اللغات ووصف اللغات المه
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Browse podcasts by HRELP staff, students and visitors. These are available for listening and download ... listen to our podcasts ...
ELDP 2014 grant round open
The 2014 grant round of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) is now open. ELDP provides grants for the documentation of endangered languages. Please visit our project pages and ELAR's archive pages for the types of projects we have funded. ELDP provides Small Grants up to £10,000; Individual Graduate Scholarships; Individual Postdoctoral Grants and Major Documentation Projects up to £150,000.
For further information about how to apply .... read more ...
LDLT 4 Conference
The Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory biennial conference aims to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory and language documentation and description, with a particular focus on innovative work on under-described or endangered languages. This year the event will also celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Department of Linguistics at School of Oriental and African Studies.
The main conference session is held from 7 to 8 December 2013.... read more ...
On 11th June we held a pubic showing of Lon Marum: People of the Volcano a 1-hour documentary film depicting the relationship between language, culture, place, music, tradition, and magic, in the context of life on an active volcano. ... read more ...
Endangered Languages Week 2013 presented a conference on Papuan languages, a workshop on language documentation in Africa, plus a variety of specialised talks, films, and archive demonstrations. New this year was a high school student debate about the value of languages ... read more ...
Since 2004 ELAP has graduated around 90 MA students and 7 PhD students. Here you can read about the activities of some of them following their graduation ... read more ...
ELAP PhD Graduates
In the past three years, eight PhD students have graduated from the Field Linguistics programme in ELAP ... read more ...
Annual report 2012
HRELP's Annual Report describes the activities of our project during 2012.