June 21, 2012

ELA is happy to announce our participation in a freshly launched initiative focused on endangered languages and backed by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity.

The site  will offer information on and recordings and other primary data in endangered languages, as well as ideas on how to help maintain these languages.

It will also allow experts and laypeople a larger forum for discussions of best practices and issues relevant to language endangerment and maintenance. Most importantly, perhaps, it will encourage speakers of endangered languages all over the world to upload material in their language, a true crowd-sourcing solution to help preserve these languages.

ELA has contributed pieces from several of our projects to the site so that this material can reach a wider audience and inspire others to undertake similar work in their areas. We aim to continue contributing material as the initiative develops further so keep an eye out for new updates!