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Reflections on diversity linguistics: Language inventories and atlases
|Title:||Reflections on diversity linguistics: Language inventories and atlases|
|Date Issued:||01 Dec 2018|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Citation:||Drude, Sebastian. 2018. Reflections on diversity linguistics: Language inventories and atlases. In McDonnell, Bradley, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, and Gary Holton. (Eds.) Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years after Himmelmann 1998. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication no. 15. [PP 122-131] Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.|
|Series:||LD&C Special Publication|
|Abstract:||This contribution gives a short overview of “language inventorying”: research aiming at creating comprehensive catalogues and atlases of all the languages in the world, which has seen a boost with the renewed interest in linguistic diversity triggered by the awareness of language endangerment in the 1990s. By focusing on the development of the ISO standard 639 and SIL’s Ethnologue, the main advances and issues in this area are discussed. The overview concludes by presenting the major alternative resources, in particular Glottolog.|
|Rights:||Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License|
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LD&C Special Publication No. 15: Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years After Himmelmann 1998|
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