Established in 1992.


The Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation (CELP) calls attention to the rapid loss of language diversity worldwide and encourages the documentation and study of endangered languages.


The work of the Committee includes but is not limited to the following:

Membership (open)

At least 6 members, serving three-year terms.

Committee Structure

  • Senior Co-chair, 2015:  Kristine Hildebrandt, Southern Illinois University
  • Junior Co-chair, 2015: Shobhana Chelliah, University of North Texas
  • Executive Committee Liaison: Joan Maling
  • Staff Liaison: David Robinson
  • Sub-committee Structure
  • Complete list of members

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