Endangered Language Alliance

The Endangered Language Alliance (ELA) is an independent non-profit based in New York City and the only organization in the world focused on the immense linguistic diversity of urban areas. Many of the New York area’s estimated 800 languages are highly endangered; for many, New York is a major center.¬†ELA documents and describes underdescribed and endangered languages, educating a larger public and collaborating with communities.

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Jewish Languages of Brooklyn: A Fieldtrip

November 6, 2015

This is a small group tour and tickets are very limited. Reserve yours at http://jewishlanguages.bpt.me. Brooklyn is a global center for vanishing Jewish linguistic diversity....READ MORE

Bering and Khonsay at the Margaret Mead Film Festival

October 19, 2015

ELA co-presents two fantastic films this year at the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History. Catch them both this Saturday! Khonsay: Poem of Man...READ MORE

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