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You Can Watch Video Clips of Endangered Languages Here

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Founded in 2010, the Endangered Language Alliance, or ELA, is an “urban initiative for endangered language research and conservation.”  Out of a small office on West 18th Street, in what is known as the Urban Fieldstation, dedicated ELA linguists…

CIDLeS Home Page

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Founded in 2010 and based in Minde, Portugal, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation (CIDLeS) is “dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the linguistic and cultural heritage in Europe.”

Their Flagship Publication Is Called 'Language'!

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Founded in 1924, the Linguistic Society of America seeks to advance the scientific study of language. The organization puts out various linguistics publications, has an annual meeting in early January that causes hundreds of linguists to converge on whatever city is…

There Are 15 of These!

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As of this writing, there are 15 Language Resource Centers (LRCs) across the U.S. at various universities. The first was established by the Department of Education in 1990, according to the website for the centers, “in response to the growing national…

This Organization Is More Than 125 Years Old

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Established in 1886 in Paris, the International Phonetic Association (IPA) seeks “to promote the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of that science.”  Compulsive language learners will inevitably come across the organization’s International Phonetic Alphabet,…

Their Site Includes Foreign-Language Research

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The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a nonprofit organization “working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture.” It was established in 1959. Its many activities include work on ESL and foreign-language education, language…

Where to Go for Official Information

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NYC & Company’s mission is to “maximize travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, build economic prosperity and spread the dynamic image of New York City around the world.” They have various Official Information Centers around town,…

MLA Headquarters, 26 Broadway

5 Arabic, Dutch, English, French, General, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Yiddish, Websites, Organizations

This eminent 130-year-old organization “provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy.” The Modern Language Association publishes prolifically, academics congregate annually at their annual convention,…