FEL call for grant applications

The Foundation for Endangered Languages has just announced that its 2012 grant application round is now open. Priority will be given to projects that focus on the revitalization of endangered languages and support the use of endangered languages in various spheres of community life (home, education, cultural and social life). Any language documentation proposals must … Read more

LDD 11 now available for order

Volume 11 of Language Documentation and Description is now available for pre-publication order from the SOAS online store at GBP 10, a 25% discount off the regular price. Copies will be shipped in early December. Volume 11 is edited by Peter K. Austin and Stuart McGill and is a collection of papers dealing with several … Read more

Every Language Matters

On Friday this week (9th December, 4-7pm) the Endangered Languages Project at SOAS is participating in the national ESRC Festival of Social Science going on throughout the UK and aimed at highlighting for the general public the work that is being done in the Social Sciences. Our event is called Every Language Matters and will … Read more

London tweets

Language diversity in the city of London is in the news again due to a research project by Ed Manley and James Cheshire of University College London (UCL) on posts on Twitter collected over the summer just ended. To identify the languages in their collection of tweets they used: “the Chromium Compact Language Detector – … Read more

ELDP Grant Round 2013 – Call for applications

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) at SOAS offers one granting cycle for 2013. The grant round opens next Monday 15th October 2012 10am (BST) and closes on 15th January 2013, 5pm (GMT). The key objectives of the ELDP are: to support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible to encourage fieldwork on … Read more

Signs of change?

London is about to experience Olympic fever again with the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games taking place tonight. Already disabled athletes have started appearing in the city and interacting with locals and other visitors. The Paralympics provide a great occasion to focus attention on the issues and difficulties faced by disabled people across the … Read more

New blog about endangered languages

Readers may like to check out and subscribe to a new blog that went live today: EL Blog from the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) at SOAS, University of London. This new blog: “will add to [ELAR’s] support of collaboration between collection depositors and users by providing an additional platform for sharing information and advice. EL … Read more

ELAR cracks a ton

The Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) at SOAS reaches an important milestone this week when our 100th deposit goes online. We will be working on a further 10 deposits and doing additional curation work on those currently online over the next two months. ELAR now has 4 terabytes (4,000 gigabytes — double that I reported in … Read more