New Alpha version of lameta released

By ELAR Archive|December 4, 2020|Documentation Software & Tools|0 comments

A few months ago we introduced the new metadata tool lameta on the ELAR blog. Since then the tool has been improved and new features have been added. The lastest release is lameta 0.9.2 Alpha, a preview release. Before upgrading to this version, you should make a backup of your lameta project. We’d love to hear your feedback on this latest release! lameta is a new tool for preparing data for

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Entrevista con las hermanas Sonia y Mónica Vita

By ELAR Archive|November 20, 2020|Community Member Bios|0 comments

Esta semana en el blog de ELAR Pablo Fuentes, becario de ELDP, entrevista a las hermanas Sonia y Mónica Vita Manquepi, dos mujeres que pertenecen a la comunidad Pewenche en Butalelbun, localizada en la región Alto Biobío de Chile. Sonia Vita es lingüista y hablante nativa de Chedungun, la variedad de Mapudungun hablada por la gente Pewenche. Su hermana Mónica, también hablante nativa de Chedungun, vive en Butalelbun, un valle rodeado

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Community Members Bio: Sisters Sonia and Mónica Vita

By ELAR Archive|November 12, 2020|Community Member Bios|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee and ELAR depositor Pablo Fuentes interviews sisters Sonia and Mónica Vita Manquepi, two members of a Pewenche community in Butalelbun, in the Alto Biobío region of Chile. Sonia Vita is a linguist and native speaker of Chedungun, the Mapudungun variant spoken by the Pewenche people. Her sister Mónica, also a native speaker of the language, is a permanent resident in Butalelbun, a valley

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Día de Muertos en las colecciones de ELAR

By ELAR Archive|November 6, 2020|Showcase|0 comments

El día de muertos es una de las festividades más icónicas de México. Se celebra cada año entre el 31 de octubre y el 2 de noviembre, en los festivos católicos todos santos y fieles difuntos. En 2003 la UNESCO declaró las celebraciones del día de muertos de las comunidades indígenas de México Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad. En 2008 las inscribió en la Lista Representativa del Patrimonio Cultural

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ELAR celebrates UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

By ELAR Archive|October 27, 2020|Digitisation of Legacy Materials, Long Reads, Showcase|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we celebrate UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage by highlighting a few ELAR collections that not only create new audiovisual documents but also incorporate heritage materials in meaningful ways.  By Sydney Rey This year’s theme for UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is “Window to the world.” “Audiovisual materials as documentary heritage objects provide a window to the world as we observe events we cannot

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The Colour of Words – Bloomsbury Festival 2020

By ELAR Archive|October 14, 2020|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

Artist Mary Kuper will present a series of paintings on colour terms in different languages with the title ‘The Colour of Words’ at this year’s Bloomsbury Festival.   The Bloomsbury Festival 2020 takes place from the 16th to the 25th of October as a range of digital, outdoor and gallery events. Many of the events are free and you can book on each event page. View the entire programme here.

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The Haydom Language Documentation Training Workshop

By ELAR Archive|October 2, 2020|ELDP Special Event/Output, Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

By Andrew Harvey and Richard Griscom Of the services that the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides, their Documentation Trainings have to be one of the most valuable. Intensive, practically-oriented crash-courses, trainees often begin the events with little or no knowledge of how to document a language, and will, after many days of hard work and trial-and-error, finish the events with the acumen and confidence necessary to engage in the

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and its Cultural Traditions

By ELAR Archive|September 25, 2020|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Xuan Guan’s project ‘Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and its Cultural Traditions‘. Queyu is an understudied and underdocumented Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Queyu belongs to the Qiangic branch, with approximately 6,000~7,000 speaker population. Xuan’s ELAR collection ‘Documentation of Queyu (Choyo) and its Cultural Traditions’ can be accessed here. Impact on community/speakers highlight Yajiang is located in the

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On sociolinguistic fragility, language vitality, and changing patterns of multilingualism: The linguistic landscape of Babuyan Claro

By ELAR Archive|September 10, 2020|Project Profiles|0 comments

This week on the ELAR Blog, ELDP Grantee Kristina Gallego writes about the linguistic landscape of Babuyan Claro. Kristina’s ELAR Collection ‘Consequences of contact: Documenting Ibatan within the multilingual landscape of Babuyan Claro’ can be accessed here. By Kristina Gallego Babuyan Claro is an island community in the far north of the Philippines, and it is the home of the Ibatans, a small group of people with a complex contact history.

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What’s new at virALLanguages?

By ELAR Archive|July 24, 2020|SOAS World Languages Institute|0 comments

A few weeks ago we introduced a new SOAS World Languages Institute project on the ELAR Blog: virALLanguages. Before the ELAR Blog goes on its summer break, here’s an update on how virALLanguages has evolved over the last couple of months. virALLanguages is a volunteer-run project initiated by the SOAS World Languages Institute and the KPAAM-CAM Project at the University of Buffalo, SUNY. The project facilitates the production of videos containing

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