The Language Archive hosts one of the largest collections of language materials (audio, video and texts) worldwide. The goal of the archive is to make these materials available for research and other purposes, now and in the future. The Language Archive also develops linguistic tools for working with these language materials and for organising and archiving them. The ELAN multimedia annotation tool is widely used for creating time-aligned transcriptions and annotations for audio and/or video recordings. TLA is also involved in numerous projects concerned with the development of research data infrastructures, such as CLARIN and EUDAT. All tools and services are available free of charge and all tools are open source tools.
The Language Archive is funded by the Max Planck Gesellschaft, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and several external projects.