Linguists preserve endangered languages and more in the news

June 29, 2012  |   |  Comments
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Headshot of Lyle Campbell

Lyle Campbell is the director of the UH Mānoa Catalogue of Endangered Languages.

The Endangered Languages Project, a website developed by Google and backed by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, was recently launched at www.endangeredlanguages.com.

A central feature of the website is the Catalogue of Endangered Languages compiled by linguists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the LINGUIST List at Eastern Michigan University.

“The world’s languages are in crisis, but there is no comprehensive, up-to-date source of information on the endangered languages of the world,” said Lyle Campbell, director of the UH Mānoa Catalogue of Endangered Languages project and a professor of linguistics in the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature. “So the Catalogue is needed to support documentation and revitalization of endangered languages, to inform the public and scholars, to aid members of groups whose languages are in peril and to call attention to the languages most critically in need of conservation.”

Read the UH Mānoa news release or media coverage of the project in Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Star-Advertiser (subscription required), KHON, KITV, Radio Australia, and TIME.

Other UH news coverage this week includes the university’s participation in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., UH faculty experts quoted on the sale of Lanaʻi, a campaign at UH Mānoa to encourage the use of more sustainable modes of transportation, and more.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival coverage

More UH in the News for June 22–June 28, 2012

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Category: Research, UH in the News

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