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LING 200 Harmon: Web Resources
A guide to library resources for the study of linguistics.
The National Geographic's Enduring Voices Project conducted in collaboration with the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages strives to preserve endangered languages by identifying places on our planet where indigenous languages are threatened adn documenting the languages and cultures within them.
"Every 14 days a language dies. By 2100, more than half of the more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth—many of them not yet recorded—may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment, and the human brain"
--National Geographic's Enduring Voices Project
Language and Technology
Learn how Indigenous communities are creating mobile language applications, and are collaborating with various partners to create these apps to revitalized and rejuvenate their Indigenous languages.
Created at the World Conference on Linguistic Rights this document is not formal policy, but "its intent was and still is to influence language policy bu putting pressure on governments to recognize the rights of minority language groups" (Chappell 553).
"A digital archive of recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. Access to archive resources is free of charge. Most of the resources in the AILLA database are available to the public, but some have special access restrictions."
"A catalog and online archive of the indigenous languages of California, western North America, and the Americas. A collaboration between the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages and the Berkeley Language Center (BLC), both archives at the University of California, Berkeley."
"A resource center for researchers, educators, and language advocates of Native American languages. Begun in 2002, it consists of a growing number of audio and video recordings, manuscripts, books, and teaching curriculum, lesson plans and materials representing over 72 languages."
"A research center in the Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, supporting the documentation, study, and revitalization of the indigenous languages of California and the Americas."