Endangered linguistic heritage: a new website for the Pangloss Collection (EurekAlert)

EurekAlert: Endangered linguistic heritage: a new website for the Pangloss Collection. “Like certain animal and plant species, some of the world’s languages are in danger of extinction. Fortunately, the Pangloss Collection, an open archive started in 1995 by the Langues et civilisations √† tradition orale laboratory (CNRS/Universit√© Sorbonne Nouvelle/Inalco), makes available recordings of endangered languages in order to preserve this linguistic heritage and make it open-access. Languages without a written tradition (the vast majority) could otherwise disappear completely when their last speakers pass away. Other relatively undocumented languages are also included in the collection. Thanks to the support of the CNRS, the Pangloss Collection is now being revamped with a new website, also accessible to the general public.”

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