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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, University of Hawai'i
  • Media Coordinator: Kristine Hildebrandt, SIU Edwardsville
  • Student Officer: Danielle Yarbrough, University of Hawai'i
  • Executive Committee Liaison: Marlyse Baptista
  • Staff Liaison: David Robinson
  • Sub-committee Structure
  • Complete list of members

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