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  • Peter Austin awarded Honorary Doctorate
    Prof Peter K. Austin has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate honoris causa by Uppsala University for contributions to the study of endangered languages (more details here).
  • ELDP grant round 2015 open
    The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) offers one granting cycle for 2015. The grant opened on 15th October 2014 and closes on 15th January 2015, 5pm (GMT). Details here (Mandana Seyfeddinipur, 15 Oct 2014)
  • British Council Research Links workshop -- call for applications
    Applications are invited from UK-based early career researchers (currently enrolled PhD students or those who have recently completed a PhD) for a workshop on "Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools", Bangkok, Thailand 8-14th February 2015. British Council which will cover return airfares, local transport, visa fees, accommodation and meals during the workshop. Full details at http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/events/british-council-researcher-links/ (Peter Austin, 02 Oct 2014)
  • HRELP at BAAL Conference
    Peter Austin and Julia Sallabank gave a joint presentation at the British Association for Applied Linguistics conference, University of Warwick, 4-6 September. (Peter Austin, 10 Sep 2014)
  • PAW 2014: Registration Open
    Plants Animals Words (PAW) 2014 workshop will take place at the University of Kent 3-5 October 2014, bringing together researchers from linguistics, ethnobiology and other fields to share knowledge and skills. Details here. (Mandana Seyfeddinipur, 22 Aug 2014)
  • EL Publishing launched
    A new publications venture EL Publishing was launched in Hong Kong on 18th July -- 120 papers and an app available for free download (Peter Austin, 19 Jul 2014)
  • HRELP in Hong Kong
    Current and former HRELP staff contributed to a Summer School on Linguistic Diversity in Asia: Theories and Methods in Hong Kong, 7-18 July 2014 (Peter Austin, 04 Jul 2014)
  • Multimodality and video training in Leeds
    Mandana Seyfeddinipur delivered training in Multimodality of Language Use; Video recording techniques, and Gesture Coding in ELAN, University of Leeds, 24-25 June 2014. Details here (Mandana Seyfeddinipur, 22 Jun 2014)

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Endangered Languages

Today, there are about 7,000 languages spoken on earth. Half of them are under threat of extinction within this century. The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at SOAS, University of London, supports research, training, and archiving for endangered languages throughout the world.

OREL

OREL - Online Resources for Endangered Languages - has now been revised updated with 50 new resources. OREL is a library of nearly 400 annotated and categorised links in English and Arabic to websites about endangered language documentation and revitalisation.

OREL includes specialist endangered languages pages in Arabic.

OREL قائمة جديدة لأكثر من‮ ‬80‮ ‬مورد إلكترونية منشورة بالعربية مختصة بتهديد اللغات ووصف اللغات المه

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Podcasts

Browse podcasts by HRELP staff, students and visitors. These are available for listening and download ... listen to our podcasts  ...

ELAP Alumni

Since 2004 ELAP has graduated around 120 MA students and 8 PhD students. Here you can read about the activities of some of them following their graduation ... read more ...

 

 

 

Publications

LD&D In our 12th volume of Language Documentation and Description, researchers discuss archiving and language documentation. ... read more ...

Foundation for Endangered Languages books are also available here, see the FEL books page

Recent events


Tur Abdin, Turkey (pic by Mehmet Toprak)
ELDP and ELAR presented their work with endangered languages in the Middle East and North Africa. ELDP grantees, alumni and friends presented their research in Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen and Oman. ELAR showcased their preservation and dissemination of documentary collections of endangered languages. ... read more ....



The 4th Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory biennial conference was held 7-8 December 2013. The conference aims to bring together researchers working on linguistic theory and language documentation and description, with a particular focus on innovative work on under-described or endangered languages. Last year the event also celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Department of Linguistics at SOAS.... read more ...


ELAP PhD Graduates

In the past three years, ten PhD students have graduated from the Field Linguistics programme in ELAP ... read more ...

Annual Report

HRELP's Annual Report describes the many different activities of all three project arms ELAP, ELAR and ELDP during 2013. Read about the projects ELDP has funded, the publications of ELAP and the collections available at ELAR. You can also find out about our capacity-building work in Africa and elsewhere, and our annual outreach event Endangered Languages Week.