Language documentation and revitalisation resources


This page is currently under construction and will be updated soon with more resources.

RNLD email discussion list

The Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) email discussion list has provided an active forum for language maintenance practitioners since 2004. Most members are linguists, minority and endangered language activists and campaigners, and others with an interest in the field.


To subscribe to the RNLD email list:
Email and send the message containing (in the body of the message - no subject line is necessary):

Subscribe r-n-l-d your email address FIRSTNAME LASTNAME

e.g. Subscribe r-n-l-d EMMA MURPHY

You will receive an email confirmation when the the subscription is completed.

Contribute to the list

Once you have subscribed to the RNLD list, you can contribute by emailing a message to


To unsubscribe from the RNLD list, email and send the following message in the subject line:


Search the archived messages

Archived RNLD discussions are via Linguist List which maintains a searchable archive of all past messages here.

Australian language centres & organisations supporting language work

 Language centres

The language centre model was first developed in Australia in 1984, with the foundation of the Kimberley Language Resource Centre in the northwest of Western Australia. Language centres are typically established and managed regionally, and thus are well-equipped to understand and meet the needs of local language communities. Some of the activities of a centre include coordinating local research projects, training staff in formal courses and through apprenticeship, hiring external linguists as necessary on short and longer-term contracts, acting as regional repositories and archives for data, and as resource production centres.

We will soon have an up-to-date list of Australian language centres here. In the meantime, see First Language Australia’s comprehensive map of language centres.


2019 conferences

25 - 27 November Applied Linguistics Conference 2019: “Applied Linguistics and Language teaching: Making connections”, Curtin University, Western Australia

19 - 22 August PULiiMA 2019 Indigenous Languages and Technology Conference, Darwin Convention Centre, NT

13 - 15 June 11th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL11), Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands

4-6 April  Linguistic Forum 2019: Indigenous languages of Russia and beyond, Moscow, Russia, in partnership with CIPL – Comité International Permanent des Linguistes / Permanent International Committee of Linguists

28 February - 3 March 6th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation: Connecting Communities, Languages & Technology, Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA

26 - 27 February 3rd Workshop on Computational Methods for Endangered Languages (ComputEL-3), Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA