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Public Lecture "Endangered Languages: Emerging Issues in Documentation, Archiving and Revitalization"

 Documentary Linguistics Workshop (DocLing) 2014

The LingDy2 Project (ILCAA, TUFS) will hold the following seminar on language documentation.

Unfortunately, Mr. David Nathan is unable to come to Japan this time.



Date/Time: 19 Feb 2014, 14:00-16:00
Venue: Room 306, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo Univesity of Foreign Studies (Tokyo, Japan)
Host: LingDy2 Project, Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ILCAA, TUFS).

Poster(pdf 540KB)


  • Peter Austin (SOAS, University of London)
  • Anthony Jukes (CRLD, La Trobe University)
  • Sonja Riesberg (University of Cologne)


As the world's linguistic diversity continues to decline, researchers, activists and language communities have looked to language documentation, archiving and revitalization as responses and possible solutions. This presentation will discuss the present state of these activities in the light of experience over the past 20 years, and in particular how they are dealing with increased community participation, the nature of the actual language documentation materials being created, the changing roles of archives, appropriate uses of technologies, and how well they are together serving today's emphasis on ethical and effective support for communities as well as better linguistic understandings.

This seminar will be held as a part of DocLing2014 workshop hosted by LingDy2 Project of ILCAA.