Endangered Languages Week
Every year the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project presents a major outreach event -Endangered Languages Week- to raise awareness about endangered languages and cultures. This year's theme is Language, Performance, Culture.
Endangered Languages Week 20-28th May 2013
Endangered Languages Week 2013 will be held at SOAS, University of London, from 20th to 28th May and will include a variety of workshops, talks, films, demonstrations, a debate, and more. Events include:
- ELDP workshop on technology and African languages
- APLL6 conference on Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics
Talks and seminars:
- Caroline Kerfoot (Stockholm University): ‘Multilingualism as epistemic resource: rethinking ‘languages’ in educational policy’ and ‘Game changers? Multilingual learners in a Cape Flats primary school, South Africa’
- Kearsey Cormier (DCAL, University College London) on Sign languages
- Henrik Bergqvist (Stockholm University):‘The problem of accounting for TAME and related expressions in the context of language documentation and description'
- Catherine Ingram (Music, SOAS) on music and language documentation
- Sarah Ogilvie (Amazon Corporation) on web technologies and endangered languages
- Peter Austin (SOAS): ‘And still they speak Dieri. Language revitalisation in northern South Australia’
ELAR Open Day, including:
- Archive demonstration
- High school students’ debate on language endangerment (with Language Landscape)
- Dawes manuscript & digitisation demonstration (with SOAS Library Special Collections)
- Display of historical recording equipment
- Tibetan scripts & ELAR collections demonstration
- ELAR Quiz
Film Day: films on/in endangered languages
For more details visit http://www.hrelp.org/
All events are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested in languages.