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 showcase: In memory of Tsendee Yunger

By ELAR Archive|January 9, 2020|Showcase|0 comments

In memory of Tsendee Yunger, an ELDP grantee and ELAR depositor, who passed away in October 2019. We would like to showcase her work today on the ELAR blog, highlighting the beautiful and invaluable work she left with us.  Tsendee Yunger and her language documentation left a left a major mark on both ELDP and ELAR. Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur states: Tsendee was a Mongolian scholar who, with the help of her

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What it means to be linguistically excluded: Interview with Hilaria Cruz

By ELAR Archive|December 17, 2019|Community Member Bios|0 comments

ELAR archive assistants Leonore Lukschy and Francesca Brown recently interviewed Hilaria Cruz on the ELAR archive, and the issues we face during archiving. In particular, the English language being the only current language to navigate ELAR, and how this leads to communities, who wish to access recordings of their languages and loved ones, being unable to find the material. This is what it means to be ‘linguistically excluded’, and here

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‘Which Language Should I Document? Some concrete suggestions from diversity and endangerment’ by Harald Hammarström

By ELAR Archive|December 17, 2019|Uncategorized|1 comments

Which Language Should I Document? Some concrete suggestions from diversity and endangerment Harald Hammarström, December 1, 2019 Are you looking to do a description of an endangered un(der)documented language but you are not sure which to choose? Then this may be the document for you. Let us take as point of departure the idea that we want to prioritize to document (i) the most endangered language which is (ii) not

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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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ELDP and EMKP Joint Call for Grant Applications

By ELAR Archive|November 26, 2019|ELDP Documentation Grants, Uncategorized|0 comments

This year the British Museum’s Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) and SOAS’ Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) are delighted to announce a joint call for grant applications. Funded by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – EMKP and ELDP jointly offer grants for collaborative projects that combine language and material knowledge documentation. This call is in response to the recognition that cultural knowledge of the

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ELDP Grant Round now open

By ELAR Archive|November 26, 2019|ELDP Documentation Grants|0 comments

The application system for grants opened on the 15th October, and is accessible through the ELDP website. ELDP offers four documentation grants; small grants, individual graduate scholarships, individual postdoctoral fellowships, and major documentation projects. Additionally, ELDP funds Legacy Materials Grants, which support the digitization and archiving of legacy materials. Applications must be submitted online by 15th January 2020, 5pm GMT. ELDP made offers to 47 projects that applied in the

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World Digital Preservation Day: ELDP Legacy Materials

By ELAR Archive|November 7, 2019|Showcase|0 comments

Today is World Digital Preservation Day (#WDPD2019), and here at the Endangered Languages Archive  we are celebrating by showcasing our deposits that were funded by the Legacy Material Grant from ELDP.  It is estimated that there are 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, and that 50% of them will be gone by the end of the century. Due to globalization, the speed in which languages are shifting and disappearing

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ELAR Showcase: Day of the Dead

By ELAR Archive|November 1, 2019|Showcase|0 comments

The Day of the Dead is one of Mexico’s most iconic festivities. It is celebrated every year from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November, corresponding to the catholic holidays of All Saints (Todos Santos) and All Souls (Fieles Difuntos). The Day of the Dead celebrations as practiced by the indigenous communities of Mexico were inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of

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