the Volkswagen Foundation program to document languages that are potentially
in danger of becoming extinct within a few years time.
The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at SOAS, University of London,
supports research, training, and archiving for endangered languages
throughout the world.
Society for Endangered Languages:
contributes to further the
use, preservation, and documentation of endangered languages and dialects:
projects on endangered languages; field work and documentation; support
measures; international cooperation between researchers; information on
The Endangered Language
Fund : scientific study of
endangered languages, support of native efforts in maintaining endangered
languages, dissemination of information to native communities and scholarly
International, nonprofit organization concerned about the future of the
world's cultural and biological diversity. Within this broad focus there are
two main aims: preserving the world's linguistic diversity, and
investigating connections between biological and cultural diversity.
Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT)
Non profit-making organization primarily engaged in typological linguistics
research. Endangered languages are also relevant to this field.
Living Tongues: a non-profit organization dedicated to the
documentation, revitalization, and maintenance of endangered languages
globally through linguist-aided, community driven multi-media projects.
International Clearing House for Endangered
Information on current state of maintenance, documentation, degree of
endangerment and all other relevant information on the world's endangered
The Society for the Study
of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA)
Promotes research into indigenous languages in North,
Central and South America.
The Foundation for Endangered Languages Acts to raise awareness of endangered languages; support the use of
endangered languages; monitor linguistic policies and practices, influence
the appropriate authorities; support the documentation of endangered
languages; offering financial assistance, training, or facilities for the
publication of results; collect information on preservation of endangered
languages; disseminate information on the above.
Universal Survey of
Project with the aim of creating a major reference work- a general survey of
the world's languages.
UNESCO run project
of culture of peace through multilingual education and respect for
linguistic diversity. Aims to publish, in 2001, a World Languages Report:
complete register of the languages of the world, diagnose and explain the
current situation, analyze prospective sociolinguistic trends in different
Linguasphere Observatory Research network devoted to the classification of the world's languages and
dialects, the study and promotion of multilingualism, and the exploration of
the global linguistic environment.
Native Web Electronic
information for indigenous peoples around the world.
European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages Conservation and promotion of the lesser-used native languages of the
European Union and cultures.
Declaration of Linguistic Rights
Indigenous Languages Annotated
bibliography and guide to the indigenous language teaching