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SOAS’ Endangered Languages Documentation Programme receives a further $11 million from Arcadia

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded a new grant of $11 million (just over £7.25m) by Arcadia Fund. The grant is a renewal of the original £20 million donation Arcadia gave to SOAS in 2002, which resulted in the inception of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP).

27th April 2015

SOAS alumnus wins Japanese speech contest at 25th Sir Peter Parker Awards

SOAS alumnus Min Jeong from South Korea was awarded First Prize at this year’s Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese.

13th February 2015

SOAS scholars work with UNESCO on language preservation

Two scholars in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS, University of London have joined key discussions held by UNESCO to provide recommendations for its World Atlas of Languages.

12th February 2015

SOAS’ Faculty of Languages and Cultures in UK top ten for research environment

The vitality of the research environment in SOAS’ Faculty of Languages and Cultures puts it in the UK top ten in the 2014 Research Assessment Framework.  

18th December 2014

Emmon Bach Tribute to Emmon Bach

The Linguistics Department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Emmon Bach (1929-2014) passed away on 28 November in Oxford.

9th December 2014

Peter Austin SOAS academic honoured by Sweden’s Uppsala University

Professor Peter K. Austin, Märit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Languages at Uppsala University, Sweden.

22nd October 2014

SOAS to host workshop in Bangkok on preserving indigenous languages

SOAS, University of London will host a workshop entitled ‘Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools’ in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-14 February 2015. The workshop has been organised in collaboration with Mahidol University, based in Bangkok, and is being funded by the British Council.

14th October 2014

School pupils experience language tasters in Japanese and Mandarin at SOAS

On 16 July, SOAS hosted a class of year 5 students from Riversdale Primary School, Southfields on a visit organised in partnership with the education charity Mosaic.

29th July 2014

JRC front cover Women and democracy focus of first publication by SOAS Japan Research Centre

The Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London, in association with Bloomsbury, has published the first book in its SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan series.

26th June 2014

SOAS inspires school pupils to learn languages through football

A nationwide outreach project supported by SOAS, University of London invited more than 100 school pupils from 82 schools to learn languages through football.

19th June 2014

Kristin Surak book pic US organisation for sociologists awards SOAS scholar 2014 Outstanding Book Award

Dr Kristin Surak, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Politics at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Book Award by the American Sociological Association's (ASA) Section on Asia.  

19th June 2014

HEFCE scholarships available for MA programmes in language based area studies

The SOAS, University of London led consortium ‘Sustainable Funding for Language-based Area Studies’, funded by the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme with match-funding from SOAS, has a scholarship fund of £460,000 to award in 2014-15.

19th June 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

SOAS students sing to support recovery of north-eastern Japan

SOAS, University of London students hit the high notes in March when they participated in a song recording to support of the recovery of north-eastern Japan communities affected by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

4th June 2014

SOAS Language Centre offers taster sessions as part of Adult Learning Festival

Free language taster sessions will be offered at the Language Centre at SOAS, University of London as part of the Adult Learning Festival next month.

23rd May 2014

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