Mapping Urban Linguistic Diversity in New York City: Motives, Methods, Tools, and Outcomes

dc.contributor.author Perlin, Ross
dc.contributor.author Kaufman, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Turin, Mark
dc.contributor.author Daurio, Maya
dc.contributor.author Craig, Sienna
dc.contributor.author Lampel, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-06T02:35:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-06T02:35:23Z
dc.date.issued 2021-10
dc.description.abstract Communities around the world have distinctive ways of representing language use across space and territory. The approach to and method of mapping languages that began with nineteenth-century European dialectology and colonial boundary making is one such way. Though practiced by relatively few linguists today, language mapping has developed considerably from its roots yet remains stymied by problems of ideology, representation, and data quality. In this paper, we argue that digital language mapping in hyperdiverse cities can both contribute to overcoming these problems and bring visibility and resources to communities using Indigenous, minority, and primarily oral languages. For these communities, official surveys like the census are often inadequate, leaving a gap that communities, linguists, and mapping experts working in partnership can address. Urban language mapping as a field should make space for Indigenous, minority, and primarily oral languages through geospatial visualization – in terms that the communities themselves recognize and with a public policy agenda. As a case study, we present our ongoing efforts with LANGUAGEMAP.NYC to map the most linguistically diverse urban center in the world: New York City. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.format.extent 33 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Perlin, Ross, Daniel Kaufman, Mark Turin, Maya Daurio, Sienna Craig, Jason Lampel. 2021. Mapping Urban Linguistic Diversity in New York City: Motives, Methods, Tools, and Outcomes. Language Documentation & Conservation 15: 458-490. en_US
dc.identifier.doi ISSN 1934-5275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/74664
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Digital mapping en_US
dc.subject Language and languages--Variation en_US
dc.subject New York (State)--New York en_US
dc.title Mapping Urban Linguistic Diversity in New York City: Motives, Methods, Tools, and Outcomes en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 490 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 458 en_US
prism.volume 15 en_US
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