The ELCat team will be holding office hours at the International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) at the Hawai’i Imin International Conference Center on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus. We will be in the Kaniela Room on Friday from 12-1pm. Come visit and find out what the ELCat team and the Endangered Languages Project (ELP) have been up to. We will be there to answer your questions and offer assistance if you want to help out with the project.
The ELCat team is also participating in the meeting about the ISO 693 standard (Language Codes). We will be offering input on methods to correct and modify the unambiguous identification of languages, language families, language varieties and similar entities. These updates are becoming more and more important: the wealth of digital resources in small and hitherto lesser known languages grows, and the importance of multilingual global communication increases every day. Different initiatives worldwide are planning to contribute to an improved setting of the ISO standard. But this can only be successful if many specialists from all over the world participate. All linguists interested in improving the situation of language codes are invited to attend the pre-conference workshop meeting. Please join us, learn about the plans, and discuss and enrich our proposals! The meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb 27th from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Ling conference room in Moore Hall 575 at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.