Template:Infobox Journal Language Documentation & Conservation is a refereed, open-access, digital-only, academic journal publishing on all topics related to language documentation and conservation, including the goals of language documentation, data management, fieldwork methods, ethics, orthography design, reference grammar design, lexicography, methods of assessing ethnolinguistic vitality, archiving matters, language planning, areal survey reports, short field reports on underdocumented or endangered languages, reports on language maintenance, preservation, and revitalization efforts, plus reviews of software, hardware, and books.
All of its content is made available through Creative Commons licenses stipulating Attribution, Non-commercial reuse, and either No Derivatives or Share Alike reuse. Such licenses are intended to facilitate the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works, in particular the cumulative documentation of freely available language data.
LD&C was founded at the [[University of Hawaii at Manoa|University of HawaiTemplate:Okinai at Mānoa]] in 2007, sponsored by the UH National Foreign Language Resource Center and published by the [[University of Hawaii Press|University of HawaiTemplate:Okinai Press]]. The founding editor is Kenneth L. Rehg of the UH Department of Linguistics, who has spent many years documenting Micronesian languages.
The journal appears semiannually in June and December. All issues are also archived online in the University of HawaiTemplate:Okinai at Mānoa's ScholarSpace institutional repository. The journal also publishes additional special issues on related topics.
- Sponsor homepage: http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/ldc/
- Publisher homepage: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/journals/
- Institutional repository: http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/310