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The Second Most Spoken Languages Around the World. The most spoken language in any country is often obvious; usually, it’s the official language of the country. However, you can learn a lot about a country by analyzing its second most spoken language. More than 60 million Americans speak a language at home other than English, of the majority of these Americans reported to the U.S.

Census Bureau that they spoke English “very well.” Throughout the United States, Spanish is the most common second language; however, in states like Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, French is the most commonly spoken second language, a reflection of their individual state histories. To accommodate students who speak a language other than English at home, English as a second language (or ESL) programs have become more prevalent as essential school programs. Share this Image On Your SitePlease include attribution to with this graphic. Language distribution interactive world map (official or first language) How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk - Interactive Graphic. 23 maps and charts on language. By Dylan Matthews on April 15, 2015 "The limits of my language," the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once posited, "mean the limits of my world.

23 maps and charts on language

" 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. The basics Indo-European language rootsMinna Sundberg, a Finnish-Swedish comic artist, created this beautiful tree to illustrate both the relationships between European and central Asian languages generally, as well as a smaller but still striking point: Finnish has less in common with, say, Swedish than Persian or Hindi do.

Language divides Bilingualism Who in Europe speaks EnglishMany countries have more than one commonly used language, with many residents learning two or more. Word Map. Maps of US linguistic patterns. Joshua Katz has been studying American dialects and has made more than 120 maps of some of the differences in American speech.

Maps of US linguistic patterns

Here are a few examples: (thx, everyone) Update: As he notes on the site, Katz's maps are based on the research and work of Bert Vaux...Vaux's maps of the same data can be found here. (thx, molly, margaret, & nicholas) Phonological Atlas of North America. At the Linguistics Laboratory,University of Pennsylvania [Regional Maps] [Staff] [Sampling Methods] [Links] [Maps] [Feedback] The Telsur Project is a survey of linguistic changes in progress in North American English, supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Phonological Atlas of North America

It is the creator of the Atlas of North American English [ANAE], (formerly, the Phonological Atlas of North America). The Atlas will be published in 2005 by Mouton/de Gruyter. It will be accompanied by a CD-ROM version developed by a team headed by Prof. Types of Linguistic Maps: The Mapping of linguistic Features and Researcher Interactivity. This post is a open draft!

Types of Linguistic Maps: The Mapping of linguistic Features and Researcher Interactivity

It was originally started on April 23, 2011. Almost two years later it makes it's public debut. It might be updated at any time... But was last updated on December 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm. A couple of years ago I had a chance meeting with a cartographer in North Dakota. There are two basic methods of graphing data in a map: As a pointAs a polygon In this example from Cline et al. (2011)[ref ] you can see both polygons and points. Muturzikin - Linguistic maps [en][fr][eu][es] © 2005-2015 All right reserved-Tous droits réservés Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada Linguistic criteria, internal policy, terms of use, principal references and FAQ These maps display the ethnic and linguistic complexities in some parts of the world that are too often ignored or discarded by nationalists.

Muturzikin - Linguistic maps [en][fr][eu][es]

Most people are conditioned to think nationalistically without even necessarily being aware of it. Linguistic Mapping Reveals How Word Meanings Sometimes Change Overnight. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy approached the eastern coast of the United States.

Linguistic Mapping Reveals How Word Meanings Sometimes Change Overnight

At the same time, the English language was undergoing a small earthquake of its own. Just months before, the word “sandy” was an adjective meaning “covered in or consisting mostly of sand” or “having light yellowish brown color.” Almost overnight, this word gained an additional meaning as a proper noun for one of the costliest storms in U.S. history. A similar change occurred to the word “mouse” in the early 1970s when it gained the new meaning of “computer input device.” In the 1980s, the word “apple” became a proper noun synonymous with the computer company.

All this serves to show how language constantly evolves, often slowly but at other times almost overnight. These guys have developed three ways to spot changes in the language. Linguistic Atlas: :Home. Linguistic Maps of Mesoamerica. Languages of the World. Verbix Linguistic maps. "Where on Earth do they speak...

Verbix Linguistic maps

" [Map] Check an alphabetical list of world's languages and see where the language is spoken. LINGUISTIC MAP OF THE WORLD.