Global Survey of Language Revitalization

The Recovering Voices initiative of the Smithsonian Institution and the Linguistics Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are carrying out a survey of language revitalization initiatives worldwide. We are asking practitioners such as yourself to share their experience with us so that we may all learn from each other.

This survey has 30 questions about revitalization activities and we estimate it will take about a half hour of your time. The questions will be presented to you in 8 consecutive pages, so please make sure to navigate through all 8 pages.

All responses are optional to give you the flexibility to provide us the information that is available to you and that you are comfortable sharing. All information requested in this survey is about revitalization initiatives and not about individuals. The information you provide will allow us to do a comparative analysis of the factors that may improve the outcomes of revitalization efforts.
The survey is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian at the following link:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Many thanks in advance!
Gabriela Pérez Báez, PhD.
Curator of Linguistics
Director, Recovering Voices
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Updated: January 7, 2017 — 7:24 pm