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To Join the Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation, email David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings.


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, 2018

  • Senior Co-chair: Michal Temkin Martinez, Boise State University
  • Junior Co-Chair: Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada, University of Alberta
  • Past Chair: Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Univrsity of Hawai'i
  • CELP blog liaison: Kristine Hildebrandt, SIU Edwardsville
  • Executive Committee Liaison:
  • Staff Liaison: David Robinson
  • Sub-committee Structure
  • Complete list of members

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CELP News!

  • In February 2015 the LSA passed, by an overwhelming majority, a resolution opposing the use of Native American-themed mascots in sports. Read more about this resolution here
  • What other news would we like to post here?

Executive Committee Liaison: Marlyse Baptista
Staff Liaison: David Robinson