Endangered Languages Week 2012 -
Website Launch of Language Landscape
School of Oriental and African Studies
7.00 pm on 10 May 2012, Russell Room
This page last updated: 24 April 2012.
This year as part of Endangered Languages Week ELAP and Linguistics students will launch their Language Landscape website.
The project started last year to create a valuable linguistic record of the linguistic diversity at SOAS. The project also aimed to promote the work of the Linguistic Department in the School and of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project.
The students went on in their work and created Language Landscape: a new way of mapping languages. By building a database of language recordings and tagging them for where they were made, they will chart the rich variety of the world's languages and all the unexpected places they are spoken. The website is designed to be as flexible as possible, to support individuals as well as communities to document their own language varieties in new and innovative ways. By doing this, they want to raise awareness of minority voices, language diversity and its precarious future. Help them grow by signing up and adding your voice to Language Landscape
Photos taken by Karolina Grzech.
Interview between Caspar Jordan and Katriina Ranne, recording Finnish