The Mawng Ngaralk Mawng Language Website

By Martha Tsutsui|November 17, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

Ruth Singer is an ELDP grantee who works with the languages Mawng, Kunbarlang and Kunwinjku (a variety of Bininj Kunwok). Her website, Mawng Ngaralk Mawng Language, shares documentation of the Mawng, Kunwinjku and Kunbarlang languages in the form of teaching materials, traditional stories, historical narratives, songs, and a Mawng dictionary. This website was initially funded by an Indigenous Languages Support grant from the Australian Government in 2014, and designed by Ruth and Marion

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Project Profile: Simon Tabuni on Western Lani

By Martha Tsutsui|November 3, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

Today on the ELAR Blog, new SOAS MA Language Documentation and Description student Simon Tabuni is talking about his prior work at the Center for Endangered Languages Documentation (CELD) in Manokwari on the Western Lani language.  Can you give us some background on the language ecology in your area? According to SIL, there are “more than 250 languages in West Papua” and they are basically classified into two major groups – Austronesia and Non-Austronesia/Papua.

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European Day of Languages at SOAS

By Martha Tsutsui|September 20, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

Come and celebrate European Day of Languages with the SOAS World Language Institute on Tuesday, September 26th, between 4pm and 8pm at Senate House (SOAS). Following the success of the European Year of Languages in 2001, the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on the 26th of September every year. This occasion aims to celebrate the linguistic diversity of Europe, to raise awareness of European minority

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SOAS We Talk

By Martha Tsutsui|April 6, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

To celebrate 100 years of SOAS in 2016, SOAS We Talk was proposed in collaboration with the SOAS World Language Institute. SOAS We Talk is for anyone who is passionate about language, culture and SOAS, and highlights the great diversity of the school. As SOAS started its centenary celebrations, Language Documentation and Description students wanted to contribute to the festivities with a project of their own. SOAS We Talk was

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Celebrate Linguistic Diversity Online With the Mother Language Meme Challenge

By Martha Tsutsui|February 2, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

Join the Mother Language Meme Challenge by creating a humorous or reflective internet meme in your native tongue. Starting today and running through February 21st, we invite you to take part in this fun online campaign to commemorate International Mother Language Day. International Mother Language Day was founded to promote and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity around the world, with a special emphasis on indigenous, minority, heritage, and endangered languages. With

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