The Endangered Languages Project

A project to support language preservation and documentation around the world

Terms of Service

The Endangered Languages Project (ELP) ( is currently administered by the ELCat/ELP team at Eastern Michigan University (EMU). The Project is constantly evolving, and EMU may add or remove functionalities or features at any time. EMU may also transfer ownership of the site to another party or suspend or stop providing ELP altogether.

For as long as EMU continues to administer ELP, your use of ELP and any data or information accessed in ELP these additional terms and conditions:

User Account and Brand License

You may sign up for an Endangered Languages Project account as an individual or as an organization. By creating an account, you permit ELP to publicize your affiliation with the site.

Alliance for Linguistic Diversity

Any organization that creates a Project account automatically applies for membership in the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity.

The Alliance for Linguistic Diversity aims to accelerate, strengthen, and catalyze efforts around endangered language documentation, to support communities engaged in protecting or revitalizing their languages, and to raise awareness about ways to address threats to endangered languages.

Submission of Content

ELP is intended to foster interaction and exchange with the language community. When you provide comments through the ELP site, you grant permission to ELP and anyone else to access and use them under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license. This means that by submitting comments on the ELP site you grant others the ability to share, adapt, distribute, and make commercial use of your comments. The full terms of the CC BY 3.0 license can be found at