Welcome to The Language Archive
The Language Archive (TLA) is an integral part of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. It contains various types of materials, including: audio and video language corpus data from languages around the world; photographs, notes, experimental data, and other relevant information required to document and describe languages and how people use them; records of speech in everyday interactions in families and communities; naturalistic data from adult conversations from endangered and under-studied languages, and linguistic phenomena.
Collections of a large number of languages spoken around the world
The DOBES Documentation of Endangered Langauges collections
Studies on how children and second language learners acquire a language
Several collections of sign languages, including the corpus NGT
The Nijmegen corpora of casual speech in Czech, Dutch, French and Spanish
Studies on multilingualism