ELDP Project Highlight: The Endangered Papuan Languages of Merauke-Indonesia: ethnobiological and linguistic documentation

By ELAR Archive|January 10, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring Wayan Arka’s project: ‘The Endangered Papuan Languages of Merauke-Indonesia: ethnobiological and linguistic documentation‘. This project is an ethnobiological documentation of two endangered Papuan languages of the Wasur National Park, Merauke-Indonesia: Marori and Smärky Kanum. On the impact on community/speakers: The impact of our project can be described in terms of the following categories: (i) improved awareness of language endangerment and importance of

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Guarayu Community Event from Gizac Project

By ELAR Archive|December 7, 2018|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Today on the ELAR Blog, Swintha Danielsen shares on a community event she hosted at a local school during her fieldwork in Bolivia. To learn more about Swintha’s work, visit her deposit on the ELAR catalogue. In Urubichá, Guarayos, Bolivia, Swintha Danielsen hosted a contest at the local school for the best story writers in the Guarayu language. On July 16th the stories were handed in, and on July 21st,

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Trainee Responses to the MENA Fall School

By ELAR Archive|November 23, 2018|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Last month, ELDP held a one-week long fall school on theory and methods in modern language documentation focusing on the Middle East and North Africa region from October 10th-17th. The school was held in collaboration with and hosted by the Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin, Germany. Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing some of the participants’ feedback on the training: The Fall School of Documentary Linguistics equipped

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Two Project Highlights on Community Collaboration

By ELAR Archive|November 15, 2018|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing two project highlights from collections which have been funded by ELDP. Both of these highlights emphasize community collaboration in language documentation. From Esteban Diaz Montenegro’s project ‘Documentation and description of Nasa Yuwe, the vernacular language of the Nasa people of the Colombian Andes’ in Colombia: The Munchique – Los Tigres authorities are concerned with the increasing loss of Nasa Yuwe within the

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Two Community Highlights From the Endangered Languages Archive

By ELAR Archive|November 2, 2018|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing two community highlights from collections which have been funded by ELDP. Community highlights relate to the impact of the documentation on the welfare of the communities and cover a variety of aspects of the documentation projects. From Isabel Compes’ project ‘Zaghawa-Wagi: Towards documenting the Sudanese dialectal variant of Zaghawa’ in Sudan: There is a group of young people (6 men and 1

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Fall School on Documentary Linguistics In The MENA Region

By ELAR Archive|October 19, 2018|Event & Training Recaps, Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

ELDP held a one-week long fall school on theory and methods in modern language documentation focusing on the MENA region from October 10th through 17th. The school was held in collaboration with and hosted by the Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin, Germany. The school provided training in theory and methods of modern language documentation to students and scholars who are working on endangered languages and are living in the MENA

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ELDP Grant Round Opening Next Week

By ELAR Archive|October 8, 2018|ELDP Documentation Grants|0 comments

Next week, on October 15th, this year’s grant round will open and the applications will be made available on the ELDP website. ELDP offers four documentation grants; small grants, individual graduate scholarships, individual postdoctoral fellowships, and major documentation projects. Additionally, ELDP funds Legacy Materials Grants, which support the digitization and archiving of legacy materials. Applications must be submitted online by 15th January 2019, 5pm GMT. To date, ELDP has made offers

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International Day of Sign Languages at ELAR

By ELAR Archive|September 23, 2018|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Last year, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 23rd of September as International Day of Sign Languages on the 19th of December, thus marking today the first official International Day of Sign Languages (as part of the International Week of the Deaf). Worldwide, it is unclear exactly how many languages are signed, and sign languages are particularly vulnerable to language endangerment and extinction, as languages spoken by oft-minoritized communities. The Endangered

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Scientific ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of the North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect cluster of Gargarnaye

By ELAR Archive|September 17, 2018|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring a scientific highlight from ELDP grantee and ELAR depositor Lidia Napiorkowska. Lidia is documenting Gargarnaye, a North Eastern Neo-Aramaic (NENA) dialect, in Iraq. To learn more about Gargarnaye, visit Lidia’s deposit on the ELAR catalogue. Today on the blog, Lidia is talking about potential language change in the language:  Researching dialects and languages featuring high internal diversity pose some challenges to linguists, while also providing invaluable insights into

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Scientific ELDP Project Highlight: The languages of northern Ambrym, Vanuatu

By ELAR Archive|August 31, 2018|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring a scientific highlight from ELDP grantee and ELAR depositor Mike Franjieh. Mike is documenting two Oceanic languages of Vanuatu – North Ambrym and Fanbyak, which are spoken in the northern part of Ambrym Island in Central Vanuatu. To learn more about North Ambrym and Fanbyak, visit Mike’s deposit on the ELAR catalog. Today on the blog, Mike talks specifically about an interesting linguistic aspect

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