Språkrådet – The Language Council

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Språkrådet is a language planning organization with a mission to monitor and promote the use of languages and language infrastructure in Sweden according to the objectives of the Swedish language policy. The Language Council is part of the Institute for Language and Folklore which is a public authority and a research institute. Its mission is to collect, preserve, process and disseminate scientific knowledge and material concerning the Swedish language, the national minority languages, the Swedish sign language and Swedish dialects, as well as other parts of the intangible cultural heritage of Sweden.

The K centre at Språkrådet

The centre will be placed in Stockholm at the Language Council which has expertise in language technology, corpus linguistics and language counseling. It produces and offers access to and information about dictionaries and term lists, such as the multi-lingual Lexin dictionary of Swedish minority languages, which will be part of the CLARIN infrastructure. The authority also holds spoken and written collections of dialect and folklore material, which ought to be made accessible through Swe-Clarin to as large an extent as possible.

The centre will be in a good position to promote the CLARIN infrastructure and offer general support and advice, so that researchers easily can find and make use of the resources in their research. The information dissemination and counseling activities will be coordinated with all of the other Swe-Clarin centres. The centre will cooperate closely with Språkbanken in Gothenburg in producing and managing lexical and corpus data, and with KTH in handling speech data.

Contact: swe-clarin (at) sprakochfolkminnen.se
Web: www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/swe-clarin