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Telegraph 15th February 2014
A team of Prof. S. Imtiaz Hasnain (Aligarh Muslim University), Sangeeta Sarkar (Calcutta University) and Farooq Ahmed Mir (Kashmir University) is working under SPPEL on an endangered language called Birhors.
Prof. S. Imtiaz Hasnain spoke in details about the SPPEL project and language endangerment in India, in the seminar organized in the Karim’s City College, Jamshedpur. Hindustan 15th February 2014 (in Hindi) and in Dainik Bhaskar 15th February 2014 (in Hindi).
The news was also published in Dainik Jagran on 15th February 2014 (in Hindi), Prabhat Khabar15th February 2014 (in Hindi).
CIIL To Document 500 Endangered Languages
Dictionaries will be brought out and ethnic knowledge system will be recorded.
The Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)here will embark on a mega project to document nearly 500 endangered languages in the country,each spoken by less than 10,000 people.
The objective is to bring out dictionaries and also document and preserve the ethnic knowledge system enshrined in the languages, including folklore. It also intends to frame grammar rules.
Experts would give suggestions for the revitalisation of these languages.
Deccan Herald 10th August 2014
Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) has launched a plan to document 77 endangered languages under the program Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages.
The main aim is to document the folklores of the language and prepare a basic grammar and a tri-lingual dictionary.
CIIL is doing this work in collaboration with various universities of the country. L.Ramamoorthy, the coordinator of SPPEL said that the Centre has not allotted any fund for the project so the funds given to CIIL are being used for SPPEL.