Indigenous Languages Symposium at Sofia University, Bulgaria

By Francesca Brown|August 1, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

On May 27, 2019 a Symposium on Indigenous Languages was organized at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the oldest and largest university in Bulgaria. The event was part of the calendar of 2019 – the International Year of Indigenous Languages, declared by UNESCO. The symposium was also part of a series of events dedicated to May 24 – the Day of the Cyrillic Script and Bulgarian Language, which is a public

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ELDP Project Highlight: Jewish Iraqi spoken language documentation

By Rebekah Hayes|July 18, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

On the ELAR blog this week, we’re featuring videos from Eli Timan’s deposit “Jewish Iraqi spoken language documentation” [0026] [0102]. Eli’s collection contains personal stories, songs and descriptions of life in Iraq in the first half of the 20th century as told by Jewish Iraqi speakers in London, Canada and Israel. A wide variety of topics are covered, including life in Baghdad, schools, marriage, and historical events affecting the life

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Amazing Women: stories of women in communities around the world

By Rebekah Hayes|July 4, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

For International Women’s Day 2019, we asked our depositors to share stories of amazing women who they have worked with in communities around the world. Unsurprisingly, we got so many contributions and we weren’t able to share them all at the time. Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing even more contributions on our blog to highlight the variety of stories we received. Inés Nemonte Nenquimo (contributed by Connie

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documenting varieties of Kun-barlang, Northern Australia

By Rebekah Hayes|March 7, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

This week, we are featuring highlights from the project ‘Comprehensive pan-varietal, ethnobiological, anthropological record of Kun-barlang’ by Isabel O’Keeffe, Carolyn Coleman, Linda Barwick, Ruth Singer, Janet Mardbinda, Sandra Makurlngu, Nathalia Gumurdul and Talena Wilton. The project is documenting the remaining varieties of Kun-barlang (ISO 639-3:wlg), a highly endangered language spoken in northwestern and central Arnhem Land, Northern Australia. Fewer than fifty full speakers remain and most are elderly. The deposit is available

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