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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virALLanguages – Coronavirus explained in minoritised languages

By ELAR Archive|May 29, 2020|ELDP Special Event/Output, SOAS World Languages Institute|0 comments

At a SOAS Alumni Continuing the Conversation Event held on the 28 May 2020, Mandana Seyfeddinipur and Pierpaolo di Carlo discussed the question ‘COVID-19: Can Linguists Save Lives?’ and presented the project virALLanguages. The virtual event was the second in the series, and was attended by over 100 people. What is virALLanguages? virALLanguages is a project initiated by the SOAS World Languages Institute and the KPAAM-CAM Project at the University of

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Contributing to SOAS’s success in supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal

By ELAR Archive|May 7, 2020|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

SOAS University of London has been ranked first in the UK and joint fifth in the world for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”. The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings are designed for research-intensive global universities and are dominated by indicators of research excellence. It provides a showcase for the impact of work being delivered by universities in communities, and it is an opportunity to shine

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Launch of Archive of Languages and Cultures of Ethnic Groups of Thailand (LangArchive-TH)

By ELAR Archive|January 15, 2020|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Recently, ELDP Archive Support and Development Officer Vera Ferreira has been working on finding ways to make catalogues multilingual and inclusive. In particular, she and the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia at Mahidol University, supported through the Newton Fund – Institutional Links by the British Council, have been working on a new archive, Archive of Languages and Cultures of Ethnic Groups of Thailand (LangArchive-TH), which is structured and displayed entirely in Thai. All

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ELAR & ELDP Autumn Recap: Part 2

By ELAR Archive|December 12, 2019|ELDP Special Event/Output, Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

To continue with the Autumn Recap part 1, here is the rest of what we’ve been up to here at ELAR, ELDP & SWLI over the past few months! From the end of September until the 5th October, ELDP Archive Support and Development Officer Vera Ferreira joined with ELDP Grantee Alex Garcia and Chouette Films team Anna & Remi Sowa to train participants on language documentation as part of the VLACH Training,

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ELAR & ELDP Autumn Recap: Part 1

By ELAR Archive|December 5, 2019|ELDP Special Event/Output, Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

We’ve had a very busy and exciting Autumn this year at ELAR! From Language Documentation Training in Brazil to Film premiers in Paris, today on the ELAR blog we will share all we’ve been up to these past few months. *** In October 2019, Mandana Seyfeddinipur ran an intensive 2 week long intensive training in both the University of São Paulo and the Universidade Federal do Pará in Belém, Brazil.  In both

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The Rift Valley Research Network: An Introduction

By ELAR Archive|June 20, 2019|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

On the ELAR blog this week, ELDP grantees and ELAR depositors Andrew Harvey and Richard Griscom give an introduction to the Rift Valley Research Network, a group of researchers interested in the linguistic and cultural diversity of the Rift Valley. The Research Network was established to make it easier to share research, to help form new collaborations, and to provide a space to learn from each other. Please could you give

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Ghanaian scholars funded by AFSOAS for ELDP language documentation training

By ELAR Archive|May 23, 2019|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Two Ghanaian scholars have been supported by American Friends of SOAS (AFSOAS) to attend ELDP language documentation training at SOAS later this year. Kenneth Bodua-Mango and Ida Sodoke Assem are graduate students who intend to pursue PhDs focusing on the documentation of Animere, a highly endangered Ghana-Togo Mountain language (Kwa; Niger-Congo). It is spoken in the towns of Kecheibi and Kunda in the Nkwanta South district of Ghana’s Oti region.

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Tanzanian community event on language documentation and endangerment

By ELAR Archive|April 29, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight, ELDP Special Event/Output|1 comments

On 16-17 July 2018, representatives from four different central Tanzanian ethnic groups met in Babati to discuss the changes currently experienced by their communities and the effects on their languages and cultures, as well as potential ways to combat any negative changes. These groups included the Gorwaa and Ihanzu, who had been invited by ELDP grantee Andrew Harvey, a linguist and ELDP grantee who is documenting these languages and R. Lindfield,

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Endangered languages poetry anthology to be published this year

By ELAR Archive|April 4, 2019|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

We’re pleased to announce that “Poems from the Edge of Extinction: An Anthology of Poetry in Endangered Languages” will be published in hardback and e-book on 5 September 2019. The anthology of 50 poems will be published by John Murray Press and has been edited by Chris McCabe, national poetry librarian at Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library. Chris also launched the Endangered Poetry Project in 2017 to collect poetry written

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