Qs: Geolinguistic Resources on Lesser Spoken Languages
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I am a postgraduate Geographical Information Science (GIS) student at Salzburg University and am currently writing my MSc thesis about mapping lesser spoken languages with a special focus on data quality. The sample languages I investigate are:
Apart from the Ethnologue/SIL survey reports and information provided by J. Brindle who is working on a synchronic grammar of Chakali, I have been unable to track down any current data about these languages. I am particularly interested in information about - locations at which the languages are used (villages/settlements) - approx. number of speakers - dialects (where applicable)
I would gratefully appreciate your help - if anyone knows about fieldwork currently being undertaken on these languages, please get in touch. Thank you very much!