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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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FYI: ELDP Grant Round 2013 Call for Applications

Author: Jenny Martin

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

FYI Body: The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) offers one granting cycle for 2013. The grant round opens on 15th October 2012 10am (BST) and closes on 15th January 2013, 5pm (BST).

The key objectives of the ELDP are
- to support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible
- to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by younger scholars with skills in language documentation
- to create a repository of resources for the linguistic, social science, and the language communities

Grants available are
- Small Grants of up to £10,000
- Individual Graduate Scholarships
- Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Major Documentation Projects

Key dates:
- Applications open: 15th October 2012
- Deadline for submission: 15th January 2013, 5pm (BST)
- Decisions notified: 15th June 2013

Application forms and further information is available at www.hrelp.org/grants/apply

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