Endangered Languages Documentation, Theory and Application

The world is experiencing an unprecedented wave of language extinctions, resulting in loss of cultural identities, knowledge systems, and the variety of data needed to understand the structure of language in the mind.

View a database and map of the way location and direction works in indigenous languages of Australia. This includes a survey of languages within Australia showing differences in reference systems used, and an interactive tool for understanding how directions work in these languages. This information helps understand linguistics, cognition and different world views.

Watch and listen to recordings of people speaking endangered languages while reading transcriptions, translations and linguistic glosses.