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An estimated 60% to 80% of the languages in the world at present are in danger of becoming extinct.

Yaron Matras' Archive of Endangered and Smaller Languages site presents samples from an archive of recordings compiled since 1984. Digitisation and archiving was supported by a small grant from the British Academy.

More information on endangered languages:

Interested in doing work on endangered languages?

Contact yaron.matras@manchester.ac.uk or our postgraduate admissions office on pglinguistics@manchester.ac.uk. For further information see the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures website.