Language Documentation and Description journal is moving

The journal Language Documentation and Description (LDD) is moving to the Aperio platform at the University of Virginia at

EL Publishing will continue to host current and previous issues of LDD papers until the transfer to Aperio is complete. After that we will concentrate on other areas of our publishing activities.

More details will be available soon.

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A list of forthcoming articles is here


We publish the journal Language Documentation and Description annually. Eighteen volumes have been produced since 2003. Details of the current volume appear on the right ... read more


Language Snapshots

See the list of Language Snapshots, our new series of articles designed to provide key summary information about endangered and minority languages and about the social and cultural situation of their speakers and communities. Language Snapshot articles aim to complement existing reference materials such as Glottolog or Ethnologue ... read more about Language Snapshots.


We publish multi-chapter books and conference proceedings.

Language Land and Song: Studies in honour of Luise Hercus is a collection of 37 chapters by diverse authors, honouring the work of the late Luise Hercus.

Endangered languages and the land: Mapping landscapes of multilingualism, the proceedings of the 2018 annual conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages held in Reykjavik, Iceland.



Hearing Voices, by John Wynne and Robert Munro, is a free interactive multimedia app that features the highly endangered Khoi and San languages of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and Namibia. John Wynne recorded songs, speakers' personal accounts and interviews in 2003 in collaboration with 8 speakers of 5 Khoi/San languages, visual artist Denise Hawrysio and linguist Andy Chebanne. The app features high quality recordings that capture the extraordinary sounds of these ‘click’ languages. It also presents detailed information about the speakers and their lifestyles, their languages, and language endangerment in general. For further information, and to download the app, see the Hearing Voices page.