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LING 201: Language and Power

Where are languages spoken

  • Atlas of the worlds languages    Knight Library Map Atlas   G1046.E3 A8 2007 OVERSIZE X material
  • The world atlas of language structures  G1046.E3 W6 2005
  • The atlas of languages : the origin and development of languages throughout the world   P107 .A87 2003 Knight Library Map Atlas
  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World; P 371 .E83 1996 Knight Reference
    "The Ethnologue tries to bring together the best information available on the languages of the world." (publisher's web site) Also on the Web at
  • The MLA Language Map uses 2006–10 American Community Survey (ACS) to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages commonly spoken in the United States.
  • UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
  • California Language Archive  A catalog and online archive of the indigenous languages of California, western North America, and the Americas
  • World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of 55 authors.
  • Language use publication by Census  (for example)
  • English-Speaking Ability of the Foreign-Born Population
  • Language Use in the United States: 2011
  • Native North American Languages Spoken at Home: 2006-2010
  • Language Other Than English by Hispanic Origin and Race: 2009