The topic of the endangered languages is one of the key focus areas of the Association. CIPL supports summerschools and workshops in this field, make it a focus of attention in our Linguistic Bibliography and established an Endangered Language Award. This prize for work on endangered languages is awarded every five years during the congress.
An Advisory Committee, consisting of Prof. David Bradley, President CIPL (The Australian Linguistic Society), Prof. Edrinnie Kayambazinthu (Chancellor College, Malawi), Dr. Nicholas Ostler (Foundation for Endangered Languages), Dr. Tseard de Graaf (Frisian Academy) and Dr. Matthias Brenzinger (University of Cape Town), has elected
Associate Professor Dr Kemmonye C. Monaka as winner of the 2018 Endangered Languages Award.
In 2013 the prize was awarded to Dr. Eladio (B’alam) Mateo Toledo and in 2008 the prize was awarded to Prof. Suwilai Premsrirat.