Stanford University
CESTA
Mapping Endangered Languages
Directed by Sarah Ogilvie (Linguistics), the Mapping Endangered Languages Project focuses on endangered languages around the world and efforts to preserve and revitalize them. It investigates ways to maintain, preserve, and revitalize endangered cultures through the creation of dictionaries and other pedagogic materials. On average, one language dies every two weeks, and it is feared that half of the world’s 6800 languages will disappear by the end of this century. This project maps endangered languages according to their degrees of 'health' and 'vitality', and plots efforts to revitalize them through the creation of dictionaries.


Research Assistants include Kenny Smith, Gwynn Galen Lyons, and Angelica Previte.

Spatial History