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Collaborating Institutions

Over the years, ILIT's various research projects have involved the collaboration of partner institutions from around the world. ILIT's partners participate in various ways, from contributing data, consulting on research question, and participating in project conferences, to providing special project resources. In the last five years, ILIT has engaged in collaborative projects with the following distinguished archives and institutions:


Alaska Native Language Center (ANLC), University of Alaska Fairbanks

The ANLC is collaborating on ILIT's LL-MAP project and will allow LL-MAP to access all its geographic language data. Its archive includes over 200 topographic maps of Alaska which contain isogloss information for the Athabascan and Eskimo language families.

Institute for Geospatial Research and Education

Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE) at Eastern Michigan University has considerable experience in designing and implementing user-friendly web-based GIS systems. They are a major partner with ILIT on the LL-MAP project, consulting on the uses geospatial technology and data analysis as instructional tools to assist science learning.

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

This institute is a partner of ILIT's LL-MAP project. It is furnishing information from two projects, the World Atlas of Language Structures, which has mapped cross-linguistic structural variation across more than 200 languages and includes an extensive database of geographical coordinates; and the Loanword Typology project, which is investigating patterns of lexical borrowing and can generate another extensive database of relevant geospatial information.

Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)

PARADISEC is contributing language materials from the Pacific Region to the LL-MAP project. PARADISEC archives materials from Oceania and East and Southeast Asia; its contributions to LL-MAP include geospatially-referenced metadata on the materials in the archive.

Stockholm University

The GIS in Linguistics (GISLI) site, a project of the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University, houses language mapping services for two multilingual world regions, Alaska and the Caucasus. These illustrate how language information can be dynamically integrated with other non-linguistic data in a geographic information systems presentation.

Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey

This group has been consulting with ILIT's E-MELD School of Best Practices project to develop a standard morphosyntactic ontology that will eventually support the long-term intelligibility and interoperability of diverse linguistic data from the world's languages.

Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library Project

The Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library Project (THDL) is collaborating on the LL-MAP project by providing extensive data on the languages and dialects of Tibet, as well as georeferenced cultural, geographic, and environmental data. It will also function as a service provider, integrating existing map services into the LL-MAP system.

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