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In DLDP, we care about Digital Language Diversity...

... and we believe that spreading knowledge and awareness about projects and initiatives that digitally support languages is as important as developing technologies and material. That's why every month, we will bring to you the latest news related to languages and their digital use.

Regional and minority languages in the European Union

The Digital Language Diversity Project is mentioned among the initiatives supporting EU regional and minority languages in the September 2016 Briefing about Regional and Minority Languages in the European Union! The Briefing is published by EPRS, the European Parliamentary Research Service.

How Technology Can Save Rapidly Dying Languages

Forty percent of the world's 7,000 languages are at risk of disappearing, but a new movement of apps and online services are trying to keep them alive.
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Preserving precious Indigenous languages

In Australia, linguists are using new technology to return decades-old recordings of near-extinct languages to the communities where they were made.
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Can an App Save an Ancient Language?

From the Chickasaw Nation to Congo, tribes try new tech to keep their ancient tongues alive.

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Taking Indigenous languages online: can they be seen, heard and saved?

With our digital world dominated by English, minority and endangered languages struggle to be seen and heard. A new interactive documentary launched online by SBS, My Grandmother’s Lingo, attempts to add one more language to the mix and raise awareness of the plight of small languages.
Video game offers new life to ancient Indigenous language

The world's first Aboriginal Australian language video game has put smiles on the faces of Indigenous children who never thought they'd see their culture reflected in a game.

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Language Equality in the Digital Age. Towards a Human Language Project
Seminar organized by the European Parliament
Brussels, 10 January 2017

Seminar organized by the Science and Technology Options Assessment of the European Parliament to discuss the current challenges for smaller languages and how technology can help. The event will be chaired by MEP Algirdas Saudargas and will count on the participation of other MEPs as well as researchers from across Europe on language technologies.
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