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LINGUIST List 21.1625

Sun Apr 04 2010

FYI: Endangered Languages and Dictionaries Survey

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Sarah Ogilvie, Endangered Languages and Dictionaries Survey

Message 1: Endangered Languages and Dictionaries Survey
Date: 02-Apr-2010
From: Sarah Ogilvie <svo21cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Endangered Languages and Dictionaries Survey
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The Endangered Languages and Dictionaries Project at the University of
Cambridge investigates ways of writing dictionaries that better facilitate
the maintenance and revitalization of endangered languages. It explores the
relationship between documenting a language and sustaining it, and entails
collaboration with linguists, dictionary-makers and educators, as well as
members of endangered-language communities themselves, in order to
determine what lexicographic methodologies work particularly well
pedagogically for language maintenance and revitalization.

In addition to developing a methodology for writing dictionaries that are
more community-focussed and collaborative in their making, content, and
format, the Project is creating an online catalogue of dictionary projects
around the world. If you would like your dictionary to be included in the
catalogue, please fill out the Dictionary Survey at
or contact Sarah Ogilvie at svo21cam.ac.uk. We really hope you will want
to participate, in order to make the catalogue as comprehensive as possible.

Dr Sarah Ogilvie
Alice Tong Sze Research Fellow
Lucy Cavendish College
Lady Margaret Road
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB3 0BU.

Tel. Office (+44) 01223 764018

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Lexicography

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