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The Language Archive - Max Planck (TLA)
Date of Last update : 2019.06.19 Rivision Request
Hosting Legal Entity
Max Planck Society
Type Of RI
Wundtlaan 1, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, PO: 6525XD (Netherlands), Netherlands
Coordinating Country
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 2000
Mission and objective
The Language Archive (TLA) contains audio and video recordings, texts as well as related materials on more than 200 different languages that are spoken around the world. A large part of the archive concerns unique materials from endangered languages that were collected within the DOBES (Dokumentation bedrohter Sprachen) programme funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. 64 collections within TLA containing materials from 102 different languages are recognized by UNESCO as Memory of the World. TLA’s collections are stored in a state of the art repository system that conforms to current best practices and has acquired the Data Seal of Approval.
RI Keywords
Language;Language data;Language resources;Language technology;Psychology;Neurobiology;Child development;Genetics;Cognition;Data access;Data archiving;Digital Humanities
RI Category
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Scientific Domain
Humanities and Arts;Social Sciences;Biological and Medical Sciences
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