Who we are
Mandana Seyfeddinipur heads ELAR and provides strategic direction. Trained as a linguist, her interests are language documentation, linguistic and cognitive diversity, multimodality with a focus on manual gesture, visual mode of language, language use and language documentation, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, the role of video in language documentation.
Sophie Salffner is the Digital Archivist at the Endangered Languages Archive. She manages the day to day running of the archive and provides advice and training on all aspects of data management, metadata preparation and digital archiving. She is a trained linguist with a background in language documentation and field research.
Archive Support and Development Officer
As Archive Support and Development Officer Vera oversees the digital development of the archive and its services. She also provides 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.
Senior Archive Assistant
Stephanie is a senior archive assistant and is responsible for advising depositors, curating collections and uploading collections. She 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.
Senior Archive Assistant & Communications Officer
Leonore is a senior archive assistant working on collection curantion, and ELAR’s communication officer. She takes care of ELAR’s social media channels and organizes our outreach events. Leonore recently completed an MA in Language Documentation and Description from SOAS University of London. Her main research interests are the languages of Latin America, linguistic rights, and how archival resources can serve as a basis for creating community materials.
Digital Archive Assistant
Sydney is an archive assistant with ELDP and ELAR. She supports the archive staff with everything from data processing and curation to social media. Sydney recently completed an MA in Language Documentation and Description from SOAS University of London. Her research interests are syntax and diachronic variation in endangered North American languages as well as data accessibility and community-centric language documentation.
Digital Archive Intern
Isabelle is studying information science at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart. In doing so, she focuses on data and information management. As part of her course, Isabelle is studying the various areas of the archive and supports the team with data processing