After something of a hiatus, EL Blog is back in action, bringing news and commentary on issues having to do with endangered languages around the world. Today’s post reports on activity by EL Publishing in 2019 and what we are currently working on for 2020.
Endangered languages and the land
In May 2019 EL Publishing released Endangered languages and the land: Mapping landscapes of multilingualism, a collection of papers from the 2018 annual conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) held at the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding (VIMIUC), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. The volume was edited by Sebastian Drude, Nicholas Ostler and Marielle Moser, and contains 18 papers on a diverse array of languages concerning the topic of the strong connections between languages and the places where they are spoken. This is the first joint venture between FEL and EL Publishing, and we are currently working on a volume of papers arising from the 2019 FEL annual conference held at University of Sydney, Australia.
LDD Volume 16
In August 2019 EL Publishing released Language Documentation and Description Volume 16, a collection of 10 papers comprising two general research articles, three articles in the Language Contexts series, five articles in the Language Snapshots series, and a book review. We are currently working on LDD Volume 17, which will contain eight general research articles on the Sylheti language (spoken in Bangladesh) and one on Isinay (northern Philippines), plus several Language Snapshots articles. Check back for further details in coming months.