ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Kagate (Syuba) 2

By ELAR Archive|March 28, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring the second film created by Anna and Remy Sowa at Chouette Films. This film was created from footage from the Kagate (Syuba) deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Lauren Gawne from Superlinguo. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Lauren, and the speakers who made this film possible! The rest of the films will be featured on the blog (one per week) for the next several weeks. You can view

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Kagate (Syuba) 1

By ELAR Archive|March 23, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring the first of the beautiful films created by Anna and Remy Sowa at Chouette Films. This film was created from footage from the Kagate (Syuba) deposit at ELAR, deposited by Lauren Gawne. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Lauren, and the speakers who made this film possible! The rest of the films will be featured on the blog (one per week) for the next

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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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Project Profile: A discourse-based documentation of San varieties in the Western Sandveld Region

By ELAR Archive|March 16, 2017|Project Profiles|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, ELDP grantee Lee Pratchett discusses his project documenting San varieties in the Western Sandveld Region (Central district, Botswana). Lee is currently away on field work in Botswana and was kind enough to give us a look into his current work. Can you give us some background on the language ecology in your area? This project focuses on the scantly documented and highly endangered languages spoken

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Project Profile: Description, Revitalization and Documentation of Nam Trik

By ELAR Archive|March 9, 2017|Project Profiles|1 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, Geny Gonzales Castaño writes on her work documenting Nam Trik, a Barbacoan language spoken in the Colombian Andes. Geny’s work has also included revitalization efforts, such as literary workshops and a workbook for the community. On the language contexts: Nam Trik, also known as Guambiano, is a Barbacoan language spoken in the Colombian Andes. Traditionally, Nam Trik’s speakers have lived in four resguardos (settlements recognized

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Where in the World is ELAR? DOCIP and ELAR Oral History Project Collaboration in Geneva

By ELAR Archive|March 2, 2017|Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

This past November, ELAR partnered with the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre for Documentation, Research and Information (Docip) to create an online archiving platform using Mukurtu CMS. Senior Archive Assistant, Martha Tsutsui spent four weeks in Geneva, Switzerland, interning at the Docip headquarters as a consultant on the Oral History Project. The materials archived included digital heritage items collected from two symposiums (2013 and 2015) that brought indigenous peoples from all over

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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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Celebrate Linguistic Diversity Online With the Mother Language Meme Challenge

By ELAR Archive|February 2, 2017|ELDP Special Event/Output|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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