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The Language Archive - Max Planck (TLA)
Hosting Legal Entity
Max Planck Society
Wundtlaan 1, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, PO: 6525XD (Netherlands)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2000
Scientific Description
The Language Archive (TLA) contains audio and video recordings, texts as well as related materials on more than 200 different languages that are spoken around the world. A large part of the archive concerns unique materials from endangered languages that were collected within the DOBES (Dokumentation bedrohter Sprachen) programme funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. 64 collections within TLA containing materials from 102 different languages are recognized by UNESCO as Memory of the World. TLA’s collections are stored in a state of the art repository system that conforms to current best practices and has acquired the Data Seal of Approval.

RI Keywords
Genetics, Language, Data access, Psychology, Language data, Data archiving, Language resources, Language technology, Cognition, Child development, Neurobiology, Digital Humanities
RI Category
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Humanities and Arts
Social Sciences
ESFRI Domain
TLA Tools

Data creation, management and exploration tools • AMS: a tool to grant and deny the access to a (part of a) corpus. • Annex: the Annotation Exploration tool in the MPI web-based framework for archive exploration and enrichement • Arbil: Arbil is an application for arranging research material and associated metadata into a format appropriate for archiving. • Browser/Catalogue: access the MPI archive through the web • ELAN: Multimedia Annotator • Imex: a tool for exploring images • LAMUS: Language Archive Management and Upload System • Trova: the annotation search tool in the MPI web-based archive framework

Data Archive

Data archive about languages worldwide, Archiving and software expertise for the Digital Humanities

Access Type
Access Webpage
Date of last update: 19/06/2019
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