The LSA is pleased to announce that the Universal Scripts Project, led by long-time LSA member Deborah Anderson, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The Universal Scripts Project is part of the larger Scripts Encoding Initiative, which was established by the UC Berkeley Department of Linguistics in 2002, and prepares formal proposals for the encoding of scripts that are not yet supported by Unicode. By working to encode minority languages in Unicode, the project promotes native-language education, universal literacy, cultural preservation, and allows speakers of minority languages to participate in the technological advancements of computing.

The leader of the project, Deborah Anderson, has been a member of the LSA since 1993. She is currently a Researcher in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley.

Read more about the grant and Dr. Anderson’s work here.

Congratulations, Dr. Anderson!