Welcome

EL Publishing (ELPub) publishes quality peer-reviewed open access electronic and print journals, multimedia and monographs on documentation and support of endangered languages. We publish on the theory and practice of language documentation, language description, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language revitalisation. All publications are free to download under a CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) licence and are published at no cost to authors ... read more

Journal

We publish the journal Language Documentation and Description annually. Sixteen volumes have been produced since 2003 ... read more

Details of the current volume appear on the right. You can find all current and previous articles by Volume, Article, Author, or using our search page.

Books

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.

Multimedia

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.