Welcome to LD&C

In 2016 we are publishing our tenth volume! Thanks to all our staff present and past and thanks to all who have reviewed for us and supported LD&C in many ways.

  • New! Special Publication No.10: African language documentation: new data, methods and approaches edited by Mandana Seyfeddinipur, is available here (published August 2016 )
  • New! September 2016 Upload: 3 new articles, 1 technology review, and 1 notes from the field added to Volume 10
  • New! Special Publication No. 11: Mutsun-English English-Mutsun Dictionary, mutsun-inkiS inkiS-mutsun riica pappel, by Natasha Warner, Lynnika Butler and Quirina Geary is available here (published February 2016)
  • New! Special Publication No. 9: Language Documentation and Conservation in Europe, edited by Vera Ferreira and Peter Bouda, is available here (published January 2016)

Welcome to Language Documentation & Conservation (LD&C), a peer-reviewed, open-access journal sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center and published exclusively in electronic form by the University of Hawaiʻi Press. We publish one volume per year with no fees either for contributors or for readers. We upload articles four times per year in a publish-on-acceptance model.

LD&C publishes papers on all topics related to language documentation and conservation, including, but not limited to, the goals of language documentation, data management, fieldwork methods, ethical issues, orthography design, reference grammar design, lexicography, methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality, biocultural diversity, archiving matters, language planning, areal survey reports, short field reports on endangered or underdocumented languages, reports on language maintenance, preservation, and revitalization efforts, plus reviews of software, hardware, books, and data collections.

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 Thanks to Joel Bradshaw and Aidan Wilson for help in creating this website