Mahidol team visit London for archiving training

By Rebekah Hayes|March 28, 2019|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

A team from the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA) at Mahidol University, Thailand, visited ELAR from 18-24 March for key training in digitisation, data management and archiving. ELAR is collaborating with the RILCA team to set up a digital archive for the long-term preservation and dissemination of indigenous linguistic materials and cultural heritage in Thailand. The RILCA team includes Principle Investigator Siripen Ungsitipoonporn and digital archivist/researcher Buachut Watyam,

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ELAR to work with Mahidol University on digital archive project

By Rebekah Hayes|March 14, 2019|ELDP Special Event/Output, Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

ELAR is collaborating with the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA) at Mahidol University, Thailand to set up a digital archive for the long-term preservation and dissemination of indigenous linguistic materials and cultural heritage in Thailand. The small-scale digital archive will focus on developing measures to preserve cultural heritage and linguistic diversity by local scholars and community themselves, building capacity at a local level. The project will

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Language Fest: Celebrating International Mother Language Day at SOAS

By Rebekah Hayes|February 28, 2019|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

To celebrate International Mother Language Day on 21 February, SOAS World Languages Institute and ELAR organised Language Fest with SOAS staff, students and friends showcasing their work on languages. 2019 is also the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Languages, raising awareness and promoting and ensuring access to indigenous languages. Visitors listened to flash talks throughout the day, learning about languages like Manchu, Tamil and Gikuyu. Mandana Seyfeddinipur and Gema Zamora

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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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ELAR Autumn Recap

By ELAR Archive|October 12, 2017|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

What a busy autumn we’re having at ELAR! We started September with our anual training for ELDP grantees here in London. We had the opportunity to meet a wide range of excellent researchers from all around the world. Some of them had received ELDP grants to carry out fieldwork for their PhDs, while others are already experienced researchers wanting to deepen their knowledge in the latest tools for language documentation.

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Communities in Control: Learning tools and strategies for multilingual endangered language communities

By ELAR Archive|July 6, 2017|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

The Mercator Research Centre, SOAS World Languages Institute, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation and the Foundation for Endangered Languages cordially invite scholars, community organisations and community members working on the revitalization of endangered languages, its documentation and archiving to join the International Conference on “Communities in Control” that will take place in Alcanena, Portugal, on October 19-21 2017. This conference is organised together with the Foundation of

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Language Fest! International Mother Language Day 2017

By ELAR Archive|March 21, 2017|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

On February 21st, 2017, students, staff, community members and researchers came together to celebrate International Mother Language day at SOAS in the Paul Webley Wing, Senate House. This event showcased not only the linguistic and cultural diversity of our school, but also some of the great work being produced in the areas of language teaching and Linguistics at SOAS. In addition to the contributions of students and staff, we collaborated

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Video Installation Project at Language Fest 2017

By ELAR Archive|February 20, 2017|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, Remi and Anna Sowa from Chouette Films talk about the video installation project they created in collaboration with ELAR. Please tell us about yourselves (background) and about your language installation project? The initial discussion about the language installation project will always be memorable for us. We met Mandana during the AHRC award ceremony at the BFI in November 2015, where our film ‘Kanraxël – The Confluence of

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Language Fest at SOAS on February 21st, 2017

By ELAR Archive|February 15, 2017|Event & Training Recaps|0 comments

ELAR and the SOAS World Languages Institute (SWLI) are excited to announce the Language Fest on 21 February 2017 at SOAS, University of London. This will be a special one day language festival, inviting members of the SOAS and wider community to experience SOAS’s work with languages. Dr Sheena Shah, Dr Hannah Gibson and Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur, the organisers of the event, have brought together SOAS staff, students and artists

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