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Language Identification: The Multilingual Detective

Lost in Translation Ever wondered what language you hear behind you on the subway platform? Or have you ever come across a document in an unknown script with no idea of how to go about solving the mystery? In a world where written information is widely accessible and shared in potentially thousands of different languages, […]

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Language Identification: The Multilingual Detective

Lost in Translation Ever wondered what language you hear behind you on the subway platform? Or have you ever come across a document in an unknown script with no idea of how to go about solving the mystery? In a world where written information is widely accessible and shared in potentially thousands of different languages, […]

Posted by Melina Koukoutchos on July 13th, 2015

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Langscape featured in Mental Floss

Check it out! Langscape, our “cool” interactive language map was featured in Mental Floss! Mental Floss’s website receives about 20 million unique visitors each month, so it might not come as a surprise that this spurred a global spike in visitors to the Langscape website. So many, in fact, that the traffic almost brought down […]

Posted by Alexandra Gabitzer on March 15th, 2015

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Featured Partner: Transparent Language

Given the diverse linguistic, social and political landscape worldwide, the value of learning to communicate in a new language is easy to appreciate. But how many of the world’s languages have readily available materials for teaching and learning? (Have you ever looked for classes in Mizo, Lak, or Nduga?) Langscape has established a partnership with […]

Posted by Tess Wood on December 15th, 2014

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Subway Language Maps

Langscape’s map (based on the World Language Mapping System, v.16) shows linguistic homelands for languages around the world. But there are many other valuable and enlightening ways of using maps to understand how languages are distributed and used – some of which we hope to add to Langscape in the future – from detailed dialect maps to […]

Posted by Tess Wood on November 17th, 2014

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Featured Partner: The Rosetta Project

The Rosetta Project is a public collection of information on the world’s languages, as well as an exploration in very long-term archiving. The project was created by The Long Now Foundation, whose mission is to encourage long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. Like the original Rosetta Stone used to […]

Posted by guest on November 3rd, 2014

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Welcome to the new Langscape site !

The Langscape website has undergone many updates and improvements since its first public release in late Spring 2014. Our mapping interface has been redesigned and language data is loaded in a more user-friendly format, which will also allow us to easily add new data in the future. Our partners have helped us to significantly expand the data […]

Posted by Tess Wood on November 3rd, 2014