The Summer School in Language Documentation and Linguistic Diversity (LDLD) offered courses focusing on various aspects of language documentation, description and support, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Courses covered a wide range of topics, from theoretical and methodological issues in language documentation, description and support to language typology, from areal linguistics to multilingualism, from social cognition to the documentation of semantic diversity. In addition, the Summer School offered practical training in fieldwork and documentation methods, audio and video recording techniques, software for language documentation (such as Toolbox, Flex, ELAN), and digital mapping. The Summer School also hosted a Young Linguists' International Conference on Saturday 28 June 2014.

The school can be seen as the next in the series of 3L summer schools and it draws upon the extensive expertise of the four main organizing institutions: