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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

Languages above the underground

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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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