About Us

The Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) is a digital archive for source audio, video, and text and derivatives of source files such as databases, acoustic analysis, wordlists, dictionaries, grammars, and analytic aids on the minority languages of South Asia. Activities include a yearly conference, publications through Aqualine Books, federally and foundation funded grant proposals, field experiences and participation in Indigenous and minority language community training and outreach, academic development of curriculum at intersection of library and information science and language documentation, student training in materials acquisition, curation, appraisal, development and description of collections.  

CoRSAL is spearheaded by COI faculty, Shobhana Chelliah. CoRSAL has the following organizational structure: Director (Chelliah), CoRSAL Board of Directors (Chelliah, Sadaf Munshi, Oksana Zavalina, Mark Phillips), Advisory Board (leadership of the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archives Network (DELAMAN), and CoRSAL curators (currently, Mary Burke and Merrion Dale). 

CoRSAL is an associate member of the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archives Network (DELAMAN). DELAMAN membership is open to organizations actively engaged in “preserving primary data and other resources of endangered languages and cultures” through archiving.