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Cataloguing the World's Endangered Languages

1st Edition

Edited by Lyle Campbell, Anna Belew


308 pages

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Cataloguing the World’s Endangered Languages brings together the results of the extensive and influential Catalogue of Endangered Languages (ELCat) project.

Based on the findings from the most extensive endangered languages research project, this is the most comprehensive source of accurate information on endangered languages. The book presents the academic and scientific findings that underpin the online Catalogue, located at, making it an essential companion to the website for academics and researchers working in this area.

While the online Catalogue displays much data from the ELCat project, this volume develops and emphasizes aspects of the research behind the data and includes topics of great interest in the field, not previously covered in a single volume.

Cataloguing the World’s Endangered Languages is an important volume of particular interest to academics and researchers working with endangered languages.

Table of Contents

Why catalogue endangered languages? Lyle Campbell and Anna Belew Naming conventions and challenges Yen-ling Chen and Lyle Campbell Language classifications and cataloguing endangered languages Russell Barlow and Lyle Campbell Language extinction then and now Anna Belew and Sean Simpson The Language Endangerment Index Nala H. Lee and John R. Van Way New knowledge produced by the Catalogue of Endangered Languages Lyle Campbell and Eve Okura The world’s endangered languages and their status Anna Belew, Yen-ling Chen, Lyle Campbell, Russell Barlow, Bryn Hauk, Raina Heaton, and Stephanie Walla How the Catalogue of Endangered Languages serves communities whose languages are at risk Raina Heaton and Sean Simpson Triage: Setting priorities for endangered language research Bryn Hauk and Raina Heaton

About the Editors

Lyle Campbell is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and Director of the Endangered Languages Project 2009–2016.

Anna Belew is a PhD candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and has been Project Coordinator for the Endangered Languages Project.

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