Dr Julia Sallabank's research into Guernsey's little-studied indigenous
language, Guernesiais, has
greatly informed language planning and policy on the island, particularly
with regard to teaching
methods and raising awareness of the language among the population.
documentation of Guernesiais, specifically the recording of audio samples,
constitutes a significant
contribution to the preservation of Guernsey's identity and cultural
heritage. Sallabank's broader
expertise on the revitalisation of endangered languages has also been
solicited by language
officials elsewhere, notably Jersey, the Isle of Man and New Caledonia,
and resulted in her
participation in UNESCO's Panel of Experts on language diversity.