Head of ELAR
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ELAR's team currently consists of three core staff members. Mandana Seyfeddinipur heads the archive and provides strategic leadership. Sophie Salffner and Vera Ferreira are responsible for digital archiving and provide advice and training on data management and metadata preparation.
In addition, ELAR occasionally employs archive assistants, usually drawn from the pool of currently enrolled linguistics post-graduate students at SOAS. From time to time, we also welcome voluntary involvement from students and staff or work placements.
Sophie is a trained linguist with a background in language documentation and field research. As the Digital Archivist at the Endangered Languages Archive Sophie provides advice and training on all aspects of data management, metadata preparation and digital archiving.
Vera is a trained linguist with a background in language documentation and field research. Her main research interests lie in European endangered languages and in the connection between documentary data and language revitalisation. As the Digital Archivist at the Endangered Languages Archive Vera provides advice and training on all aspects of data management, metadata preparation and digital archiving.
Stephanie is a graduate from SOAS University of London. Her main areas of interest are Arabic, Modern South Arabian languages, Translation Theory and the politics and societies of the Middle East.
Francesca has just finished her postgraduate degree at SOAS in Language Documentation and Description. Her main areas of interest are North, Central and South American endangered languages and linguistics, as well as revitalisation methods and repatriation of archived materials.
Leonore is a postgraduate student at SOAS studying Language Documentation and Description. Her main research interests are Mexican languages, linguistic rights, and how archival resources can serve as a basis for creating community materials.