- Peter Austin workshop presentation
Peter Austin is presenting a public lecture and workshop sessions at Ethnorema 2013 in Bolzano, Italy, 17-19th June. (Peter Austin, 15 Jun 2013)
- Felicity Meakins seminar
Dr Felicity Meakins (Univ of Qld) will give a seminar How much input is enough? Correlating passive knowledge and child language input in an endangered language in the next of the ELAR Occasional Seminars. 5PM, Tuesday 18 June in Room FG01 ...read more... (David Nathan, 14 Jun 2013)
- Peter Austin seminar presentation
Peter Austin is presenting a seminar on language revitalisation at University of Dusseldorf on 13th June 2013. (Peter Austin, 12 Jun 2013)
- Lon Marum film showing
Lon Marum: people of the volcano film showing and Q&A with the director at SOAS 5pm on 11th June -- further details (Peter Austin, 06 Jun 2013)
- Ruth Singer seminar
Dr Ruth Singer (Melbourne) will give a seminar Continuity and change in a highly multilingual Australian Indigenous community at 5PM, Tuesday 4 June in Room L67 ...read more... (David Nathan, 03 Jun 2013)
- Endangered Languages Week 2013
Endangered Languages Week 2013 ends on 28th May with talks on revitalisation and sign languages, and a closing ceremony and reception. Detailed information, including a full programme, is available here. (Peter Austin, 26 May 2013)
MA student Ellen Foote has been awarded a Wolfson scholarship for a PhD on 'Yangon Burmese Sign Language - How does Sociolinguistic Variation Affect Signed Discourse and Language Ideologies?' and Soung-U Kim has been awarded an AHRC Doctoral Scheme fees only scholarship to work on 'A corpus-based description and multi-modal documentation of Jeju, an endangered language of South Korea'. We congratulate them both! (Peter Austin, 03 May 2013)
- Third Dieri language revitalisation workshop
Peter Austin participated in the third Dieri Aboriginal Corporation language revitalisation workshop in Adelaide, South Australia, 4th April 2013. The revitalisation project blog now has 25 posts and has received over 1,400 visits. (Peter Austin, 28 Apr 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 ...
Annual report 2012
HRELP's Annual Report describes the activities of our project during 2012.
Lon Marum film screening
Lon Marum: People of the Volcano
Tues, 11th June 2013, 5pm Khalili lecture theatre SOAS
Film screening followed by Director’s Q & A and drinks reception.
Lon Marum is 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.
All welcome to this free event ... 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 ...
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 ...
Jenny Green, ELDP grantee visited HRELP. She gave a talk in the ELAR Occasional Seminars series: Drawn from the ground: documenting verbal art in Central Australia ... 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 ...