The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project  The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project

The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project

The Arcadia Fund
The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project is funded by Arcadia
HRELP aims to document endangered languages, train language documenters, preserve and disseminate documentation materials, and support endangered languages. It operates from a donation of £20 million from Arcadia.

HRELP is based at SOAS, University of London, and consists of three programmes:

  • The Documentation Programme (ELDP) is providing £15 million in research grants to document the world's most endangered languages
  • The Academic Programme (ELAP) Teaches postgraduate courses in language documentation and description, and field linguistics. It also hosts post-doctoral fellows, researchers, visitors, and conducts seminars and training
  • The Archiving Programme (ELAR) is preserving and disseminating endangered language documentation, developing resources, and conducting training in documentation and archiving

For more on the activities of the three programmes, see our Annual Report.

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