ELA has been working to produce beautiful, compelling children's books in languages that need them — including a new series in collaboration in the Pamiri languages of Tajikistan!
Forging a Future for Languages
With approximately 1.5 million speakers in central Mexico, Nahuatl is one of the most widely-spoken indigenous languages of the Americas. During the 15th century at the height of the Aztec empire, Nahuatl served as the Aztecs’ principal language of administration, culture, and commerce.
ELA at a Glance
With ten current larger-scale projects and additional work on individual languages, ELA focuses on communities and individuals in the New York City area.
ELA has worked to different degrees on numerous projects with speakers of over a hundred languages spoken in New York City and beyond. More in-depth work continues on the several dozen featured here.
ELA's network is an extended family of linguists, language activists, community leaders, students, volunteers, and lovers of language in NYC and the world over.
Join us this coming Saturday October 16 from 1 pm to celebrate the closing of two artist installations at the ELA house on Governors Island: Mother Tongues by Yuri Marder and The Migration Codex by Cinthya Santos Briones. Meet the artists and come hear music and poetry in the Indigenous languages of Mexico! Mixtec music master…
Early fall is one of the most beautiful times out on Governors Island, and ELA will still be in residency at our house in Nolan Park (building 4A) through October. But with a twist: with summer crowds thinning and NYC taking more precautions around Covid, we’ll be more in residency-mode with fewer events and without…