Centre for Endangered Languages of Kerala (CeLK)


  The UGC-Centre for Endangered Languages of Kerala (CeLK) was established in 2017.Image University Grant Commission awarded financial support of Rs one crore ninety-two lakhs to establish this Centre at the Dept. of the Linguistics University of Kerala. Department of Linguistics, University of Kerala established in 1963. Ever since 1963s, the Dept. of Linguistics has been consistently training students,documenting and delivering research output in the area of endangered tribal languages of Kerala. Therefore, the Department received national and global attention as an advanced centre in the area of field linguistics and documentation of tribal languages. The linguistic resource developed for the five decades makes the Department as the first and last centre of the resource of tribal languages .Image

The mission of the CELK is to ensure linguistic justice for all language communities in Kerala irrespective of the number of speakers.CeLK functions as a training, resource, research, documentation, revitalization and developmental centre for all indigenous and endangered languages in Kerala. Human resource training for language documentation and revitalization, advanced documentation of endangered languages, revitalization and resource development of endangered languages are the major missions of the CELK.


The Centre for Endangered languages of Kerala (CeLk) stands and work for linguistic justice to indigenous and endangered language communities of Kerala.


Revitalization of indigenous and endangered languages of Kerala through training, resource development, research, documentation and community based programs.


♦ Human resource training for language documentation and revitalization.
♦ Advanced and standardizes documentation of endangered language.
♦ Revitalization and resources development of endangered language.
♦ Advanced research, coordination and resource supply that justify the mission of the Centre.

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Contact Us

Centre for Endangered Languages of Kerala Dept.of Linguistics

University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Kariavattom PO Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695581 (Off) : +91-471-2308469 (Mob) : +91-9446084361
(email) : premkirshnas@yahoo.co.in, celkuok@gmail.com