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UGC sanctions centre for preserving endangered languages

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Sanctioning a centre to preserve and promote the smaller indigenous and endangered languages, The University Grants Commission gave a nod to set up the centre in the Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ)

UGCRanchi: Sanctioning a centre to preserve and promote the smaller indigenous and endangered languages, The University Grants Commission gave a nod to set up the centre in the Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ).

Prof B P Sinha, Dean, Languages of CUJ, said, “The proposed ‘Centre for Preservation and Promotion of Endangered Languages’ is aimed at looking into the whole gamut of issues concerning endangered languages,” in a statement 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 program, it added.

PTI

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