ELAR joins launch of UN’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

By Rebekah Hayes|January 31, 2019|Where in the World is ELAR?|0 comments

The UN’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages has launched with a global event on 28 January. Mandana Seyfeddinipur attended the celebration, representing both ELAR and ELDP at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. The International Year of Indigenous Languages global launch event gathered a range of attendees, including indigenous peoples, government officials, academics, media organisations and documentation institutions. The celebration was also a chance to address safeguarding, promoting and providing access

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Last Whispers installation on language loss begins 2019 tour

By Rebekah Hayes|January 24, 2019|Video Installation|0 comments

Made in close collaboration with SOAS World Languages Institute and ELAR, Lena Herzog’s Last Whispers is an immersive video & sound installation and virtual reality experience, addressing the loss of world’s linguistic and cultural diversity. After its premiere at the Living & Dying Gallery of The British Museum adjacent to The Rosetta Stone, it is now scheduled to show at various museums, theaters and concert halls in 2019. Last Whispers will be shown as

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ELDP Project Highlight: Documentation of the Oral Literature of the Tai Khamyang Community in Upper Assam, India

By ELAR Archive|January 17, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring ELDP grantee Palash Kumar Nath’s project, ‘Documentation of the oral literature of the Tai Khamyang community in Upper Assam, India’. Palash deposited a collection with ELAR of the Tai-Khamyang language (ISO 639-3:ksu); a highly endangered language of the Tai-kadai family spoken in the Upper Assam area of Northeast India. On language revitalization: One of the significant highlights of this project is the

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ELDP Project Highlight: The Endangered Papuan Languages of Merauke-Indonesia: ethnobiological and linguistic documentation

By ELAR Archive|January 10, 2019|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are featuring Wayan Arka’s project: ‘The Endangered Papuan Languages of Merauke-Indonesia: ethnobiological and linguistic documentation‘. This project is an ethnobiological documentation of two endangered Papuan languages of the Wasur National Park, Merauke-Indonesia: Marori and Smärky Kanum. On the impact on community/speakers: The impact of our project can be described in terms of the following categories: (i) improved awareness of language endangerment and importance of

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Guarayu Community Event from Gizac Project

By ELAR Archive|December 7, 2018|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Today on the ELAR Blog, Swintha Danielsen shares on a community event she hosted at a local school during her fieldwork in Bolivia. To learn more about Swintha’s work, visit her deposit on the ELAR catalogue. In Urubichá, Guarayos, Bolivia, Swintha Danielsen hosted a contest at the local school for the best story writers in the Guarayu language. On July 16th the stories were handed in, and on July 21st,

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Trainee Responses to the MENA Fall School

By ELAR Archive|November 23, 2018|ELDP Special Event/Output|0 comments

Last month, ELDP held a one-week long fall school on theory and methods in modern language documentation focusing on the Middle East and North Africa region from October 10th-17th. The school was held in collaboration with and hosted by the Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin, Germany. Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing some of the participants’ feedback on the training: The Fall School of Documentary Linguistics equipped

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Two Project Highlights on Community Collaboration

By ELAR Archive|November 15, 2018|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing two project highlights from collections which have been funded by ELDP. Both of these highlights emphasize community collaboration in language documentation. From Esteban Diaz Montenegro’s project ‘Documentation and description of Nasa Yuwe, the vernacular language of the Nasa people of the Colombian Andes’ in Colombia: The Munchique – Los Tigres authorities are concerned with the increasing loss of Nasa Yuwe within the

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Two Community Highlights From the Endangered Languages Archive

By ELAR Archive|November 2, 2018|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing two community highlights from collections which have been funded by ELDP. Community highlights relate to the impact of the documentation on the welfare of the communities and cover a variety of aspects of the documentation projects. From Isabel Compes’ project ‘Zaghawa-Wagi: Towards documenting the Sudanese dialectal variant of Zaghawa’ in Sudan: There is a group of young people (6 men and 1

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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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ELDP Grant Round Opening Next Week

By ELAR Archive|October 8, 2018|ELDP Documentation Grants|0 comments

Next week, on October 15th, this year’s grant round will open and the applications will be made available on 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 2019, 5pm GMT. To date, ELDP has made offers

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