Month: June 2012

A Compendium of ELCat Press Coverage

The Endangered Languages Project, home of LINGUIST List and University of Hawai’i’s Catalogue of Endangered Languages (ELCat) project, has been getting far more press than we here at LINGUIST are accustomed to.  We’re very excited at the prospect of so much attention to the issue of language endangerment, and are hoping it will raise public awareness and involvement in documentation and preservation efforts.  Below, in no particular order, are some of the articles we’ve run across in media outlets around the world.  If you find an article on the project that we’ve missed, feel free to leave a comment!

U.S.-based Newspapers and Media Outlets:

(Many more articles after the cut – click “Continue Reading”)

Announcing the Launch of the Endangered Languages Project!

The Catalogue of Endangered Languages (ELCat), a joint project by the LINGUIST List and the University of Hawai’i Manoa, launched as part of the Endangered Languages Project, developed by Google.


The ELCat project aims to compile the most reliable, up-to-date source of information about the world’s endangered languages.  For more information on the ELCat research project, visit the LINGUIST List ELCat project page or the University of Hawai’i’s ELCat project page.

We’d love to hear feedback from users!  Send your questions or comments to elcat [at] linguistlist [dot] org.

The new Quick Reference Guide to LL-MAP

In preparation for the 2012 Language Mapping Workshop, the LL-MAP team realized that we needed an answer to the question–“How do I use the most basic features of the LL-MAP Map Viewer?” As a quick (and visual) answer to this question, the team has created the Quick Reference Guide to LL-MAP!

First unveiled at our workshop, now you can enjoy it too! This incredibly useful guide features numbered boxes designating the most important parts of the LL-MAP interface and a key to the features listed in these boxes. By following the order listed on the map and using the map key on the next page, users can now easily and quickly navigate the LL-MAP interface and grasp the most essential features of LL-MAP.

While we worked tirelessly in preparation for this workshop to enumerate all aspects of LL-MAP in our help pages, we have now highlighted the most essential features of LL-MAP in our Quick Reference Guide so that you can start using LL-MAP now. Haven’t used LL-MAP before? Start using the Quick Reference Guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time. And if you’ve already been viewing the maps in this wonderful project,  you may want to use the Quick Reference Guide to make sure you aren’t missing out on any of the great features that LL-MAP offers for your research or teaching needs.