How you can help
HRELP is committed to creating a large scale academic, documentation and archiving programme To be more effective, we would like to work together with:
Researchers and language communities HRELP aims to assist linguists and institutions worldwide engaged in endangered language research and documentation and to work directly with endangered language communities who are taking active steps to document and protect their languages and cultures. We also work with governments, international bodies, NGOs and academic institutions from around the world.
Visiting lecturers If you are a language researcher experienced with minority or endangered languages, perhaps visiting London, we'd like to invite you to share your knowledge and skills with us at SOAS.
We run a variety of seminars, short training courses, and workshops, offering opportunities to exchange ideas with others.
If you are on sabbatical from another institution, we may be able to assist if you would like to spend some time with HRELP at SOAS.
Business and private supporters Financial assistance can help us do more. The endangered languages field is broad and urgent, offering countless opportunities for sponsorship of projects. Or perhaps you may be able to donate professional expertise.
All funds raised will be used to support the following:
- Initiatives by endangered language communities to research and develop language materials
- Scholarships for indigenous researchers to undertake training that enables them to contribute to work on their own languages
- Bursary places for students from overseas to learn language documentation methods at SOAS
- International fieldwork training and exchanges
- The study of specific threatened languages
- Publication of language support materials such as CD-ROMS.
For more details, or to discuss how you might be able to assist, please contact Professor Peter Austin: email@example.com
Students Enrol in our MA or PhD courses, and you will add to the number of trained language documenters around the world. For more information on how to apply, please see the Courses page.
Archiving your research material HRELP's Archive ELAR aims to be a world centre for data on endangered languages, making contributions to methodology in digital archiving and language resource production.
We welcome deposits from researchers who have worked on endangered languages. We can store and catalogue digital data, including full respect of access conditions. We can also digitise some materials, and work with you to develop multimedia language support products. For more details, see the Archive page.