Language documentation examples
Over the years language documentation projects have been conducted across the globe. Linguists, anthropologists and musicologists among others have conducted documentation projects in collaboration with communities and speakers of endangered languages to provide a record of the language under threat.
Fieldworkers have studied and documented the sign language of Mali, the songs of Western Arnhem Land and the still unclassified language of the Woarani in Ecuador. The materials collected are deposited for safe keeping and to make them accessible to the public, the community and the scientific community at our archive ELAR.
You can see examples of documentary collections at the website of ELAR, the Endangered Languages Archive. Also visit the ELDP funded projects page to see the range of documentations funded.
Other examples can be found at EMELD School of Best Practice.