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23 maps and charts on language

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"The limits of my language," the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once posited, "mean the limits of my world." Explaining everything within the limits of the world is probably too ambitious a goal for a list like this. But here are 23 maps and charts that can hopefully illuminate small aspects of how we manage to communicate with one another.
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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, June 2, 2016 2:42 AM
a big and useful collection
jvcallejo's curator insight, June 3, 2016 3:46 PM
Terrible el mapa sobre la capacidad, incapacidad mejor dicho, de comunicarse en inglés en España. El 78% de la población es incapaz de comunicarse con una buena parte del mundo. Si no puedes hablar con alguien, ¿cómo puedes saber lo que piensa, lo que siente?
Léxico no es una acumulación de palabras. Eso es un diccionario. Léxico son las palabras que te permiten comunicarte con los demás. Y los demás no son solo los que te rodean. No hay nada más bonito que aprender de los que son diferentes. Nunca aprenderás tanto sobre tí como cuando te ves a través de los ojos de los demás.
Catherine Gidrol's curator insight, June 4, 2016 2:41 AM
23 maps and charts on language
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Micrela - Mutual intelligibility of closely related languages

Micrela - Mutual intelligibility of closely related languages | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Via Yann Leroux, DAvid Cordina, Shona Whyte
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Hear some languages related to your own, rate them as "beautiful" or "ugly" and try a gap-fill test of a language you don't speak.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:34 AM

Online "game" for linguistics research.

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Langology | Archive | Language Acquisition

Langology | Archive | Language Acquisition | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Language, language and linguistic news...."

 

Short science reports in relation to language acquisition, links to TED talks, nicely organised and set out.  A painless way to get some more background on how languages are learned.

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The History Of The English Language In One Chart

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Triangulations blogger Sabio Lantz recently put together this rather clever diagram showing how the English language has evolved over the past 3,000 years.
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Indo-European language tree

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Different branches of Indo-European part of the tree of world languages.

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Helpful to remind us that English is just one twig on the tree, and to measure the distance between it and your native language.

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Baiba Svenca's comment, July 10, 2013 11:35 AM
Great! I found my little twig easily :) Thanks for the scoop!
Roselink's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:33 PM

It reminds me of my uni years ;-)

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, February 25, 2014 6:27 AM

This is very interesting, a lovely visual representation of the world´s languages