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UGC sanctions centre for preserving endangered languages

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 21:34

Ranchi: The University Grants Commission has sanctioned the setting up of a centre for preservation and promotion of smaller indigenous and endangered languages in the Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ).
"The proposed `Centre for Preservation and Promotion of Endangered Languages` is aimed at looking into the whole gamut of issues concerning endangered languages," Dean of Languages of CUJ Professor B P Sinha said in a statement here today.

The objectives of the Centre were inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary research, field work, analysis, archiving and documentation of smaller indigenous and endangered languages, it said.

For this state-of-the-art speech and language technologies would be used to publish and produce grammar, monographs and courses required for the programme, it added.

First Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 21:34

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