[Lingtyp] Endangered Languages and Cultures of Siberia

Irina Nikolaeva in3 at soas.ac.uk
Wed Oct 16 10:00:11 UTC 2019

We are pleased to announce the release of a new multimedia collection of
materials on the *Endangered Languages and Cultures of Siberia*. The
collection was created as part of the projects funded by ELDP (2003-2006,
Major Documentation Grant awarded to Tapani Salminen), a British Academy
Small Research Grant (2011-2012, project number 9480 BX51), a Leverhulme
Trust Research Fellowship (2012-2014, project number RF-2012-131), a SOAS
Faculty of Languages and Cultures Strategy Fund award (2014) awarded to
Irina Nikolaeva, a grant from the Academy of Finland awarded to Larisa
Leisiö (2009-2012, project number 125225), and an AHRC-funded project
‘Prominent Possessors’ awarded to Irina Nikolaeva (PI), Oliver Bond and
Greville G. Corbett (2015-2019, project reference AH/M010708/1).

It is hosted by the Surrey Morphology Group at the University of Surrey (

*Endangered Languages and Cultures of Siberia*


This resource is a multimedia collection of linguistic and cultural
information, which consists of a corpus of original audio and video texts
in several minority languages of Siberia. The texts are accompanied by
transcriptions, translations and analyses, as well as general information
about the language, references, dictionaries, and images, all linked to
present a flexible and interactive exploration space for a variety of users
and to document a wide range of phenomena. The aim is to provide people
from various backgrounds (linguists, anthropologists, speakers, language
planners and the general public) with a database that can serve a variety
of purposes.

At present, the site hosts the data from seven languages: Even, Forest
Enets, Kolyma Yukaghir, Northern Khanty, Tundra Nenets, Tundra Yukaghir and

The audio and video recordings on the site were collected during fieldwork
in Siberia by a team of language specialists
<http://www.siberianlanguages.surrey.ac.uk/about/>, whose
participation is gratefully

How to cite:

Nikolaeva, Irina, Edward Garrett & Oliver Bond. 2019. Endangered Languages
and Cultures of Siberia. www.siberianlanguages.surrey.ac.uk


Prof. Irina Nikolaeva, FBA, MAE
Department of Linguistics
University of London, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

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