From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: What is LL-Map?
We'd like to share some information with you about one of our most interesting
grant projects to date - Language and Location: A Map Annotation Project (LL-MAP).
This project is designed to integrate language information with data from the
physical and social sciences by means of a Geographical Information System (GIS).
The most important part of the project will be a language subsystem, which will
relate geographical information on the area in which a language is or has been
spoken to data on resources relevant to the language. Through a link to the
Multi-Tree project, information on all proposed genetic relationships of the
languages will also be made available and viewable in a geographic context.
Ultimately, the system will include ancillary information on topography, political
boundaries, demographics, climate, vegetation, and wildlife, thus providing a
basis upon which to build hypotheses about language movement across territory.
Some cultural information, e.g., on religion, ethnicity, and economics, will
also be included.
The LL-MAP system will encourage collaboration between linguists, historians,
archaeologists, ethnographers, and geneticists, as they explore the relationship
between language and cultural adaptation and change. We hope it will elicit new
insights and hypotheses, and that it will also serve as an educational resource.
As a GIS, LL-MAP has the potential to be a captivating instructional tool,
presenting complex data in a way accessible to all educational levels. Finally,
as a free service available online, LL-MAP should increase public knowledge of
lesser-known languages and cultures, underlining the importance of language and
linguistic diversity to cultural understanding and scientific inquiry.
LL-MAP is a joint project of Eastern Michigan University and Stockholm University,
in collaboration with several projects and archives in the USA, Europe, and
Australia. Collaborators include PARADISEC, The Alaska Native Language Center,
The Tibetan-Himalayan Digital Library, and The WALS Project, as well as noted
documentary linguists. Technical development will be directed by The Institute
for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE) at Eastern Michigan University.
The project is funded by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
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