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Foundation for Endangered Languages

The Foundation for Endangered Languages supports, enables and assists the documentation, protection and promotion of endangered languages. This website describes our activities, and includes our newsletter Ogmios and details of our conferences.

News

21 November 2014: Our latest Call for Proposals has been released. See our Grants page for further information and the application documents. Closing date for submissions: 31 December 2014.

Latest issue of Ogmios, the FEL newsletter

Web news and stories on Endangered Languages 


FEL XVIII FEL XVIII, our recent conference, was on the theme: Indigenous Languages: Value to the Community.

It took place at Naha, on the Ryukyuan island of Okinawa, 17-20 September 2014.

See our FEL conference page and the Ryukyuan Heritage Language Society.

 

Aims

The aims of the Foundation are:
  • to raise awareness of endangered languages, both inside and outside the communities where they are spoken, through all channels and media
  • to support the use of endangered languages in all contexts: at home, in education, in the media, and in social, cultural and economic life
  • to monitor linguistic policies and practices, and to seek to influence the appropriate authorities where necessary
  • to support the documentation of endangered languages, by offering financial assistance, training, or facilities for the publication of results
  • to collect and make available information of use in the preservation of endangered languages; to disseminate information on all of the above activities as widely as possible