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FYI: Virtual Linguistics Campus: 500 Languages & Audio

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        1.     Juergen Handke , Virtual Linguistics Campus: 500 Languages & Audio

Message 1: Virtual Linguistics Campus: 500 Languages & Audio
Date: 10-Sep-2011
From: Juergen Handke <handkestaff.uni-marburg>
Subject: Virtual Linguistics Campus: 500 Languages & Audio
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The Virtual Linguistics Campus (www.linguistics-online.com) invites you
to make use of the wealth of linguistics data, in particular its huge
language index, which does not only display languages via arbitrary
''pins'' on a map but by means of associating languages with their
speakers. The VLC uses structured language data, i.e. data that allows
cross-linguistic comparison. (see language index data sheets). The
MP3 files associated with each entry are now available for FREE
download and can be referenced in linguistic research. Apart from
general aspects (typology, writing system, video, pictures, etc.),each
individual entry of a language exhibits the following audio samples:

- Morpho/Syntax: A fixed set of words, phrases and clauses
- The story the ''North wind and the Sun''
- The numerical system
- The monophthongs
- The diphthongs (if available)
- The consonantal system
- A free passage

All sound samples are coupled with phonetic transcription. The
language pinsvia which the samples can be accessed do not exhibit
arbitrary positions of a language but the place of residence of the
speaker. The following languages are available (No# of speakers in
brackets):

Afrikaans (1), Albanian (1), Arabic (Classical) (1), Arabic (Iraq) (2),
Arabic (Tunesia) (2), Armenian (1), Azeri (2), Bai Northern (1), Balti
(1), Basa (1), Basque (1), Belarusian (1), Bengali (1), Breton (1),
Bulgarian (4), Bura Pabir (1), Burmese (1), Cameroon Pidgin English
(1), Cantonese (1), Catalan (2), Chaozhou (1), Chinese - Dialect (7),
Chinese - Standard (5), Chinese - Taiwan (2), Cree (Western) (1),
Croatian (1), Czech (1), Danish (1), Dari (1), Dominican French Creole
(5), Dutch (1), English (American) (29), English (Australian) (1), English
(Bahamian) (2), English (British ( RP) (1), English (Canadian) (6),
English (Dominican) (5), English (Indian) (1), English (Jamaican) (3),
English (New Zealand) (2), English (Nigerian) (1), English (Scottish)
(1), English (Turks & Caicos Islands) (1), Esperanto (1), Estonian (2),
Ewondo (1), Finnish (1), French (5), Frisian (East) (1), Frisian (North)
(5), Friulian (1), Galician (1), Georgian (2), German/Dialect (20),
German/Standard (Accents) ( 19), Ghomala (1), Greek (7),
Guadeloupan Fr. Creole (1), Gujarati (1), Halh (Mongolian) (2), Hausa
(1), Hebrew (2), Hindi (4), Hindko (1), Hungarian (5), Icelandic (2),
Indonesian (13), Irish (1), Italian (8), Jamc (Basilect) (29), JamC
(Mesolect) (59), Japanese (5), Kalami (1), Kazakh (1), Khowar (2),
Kikuyu (1), Kinyarwanda (1), Kirgiz (2), Klingon (1), Kohistani (1),
Korean (5), Kurdish (1), Lao (1), Latin (1), Latvian (2), Limburghish (1),
Lithuanian (3), Malay (1), Malayalam (1), Maltese (1), Medumba (1),
Na'vi (1), Naxi (1), Nobiin (1), Northern Sotho (1), Norwegian (1), Oko
(1), Palula (1), Persian (3), Polish (6), Portuguese (4), Romanian (5),
Russian (19), Sardinian (1), Scottish Gaelic (1), Serbian (3), Serbo-
Croatian (1), Slovak (1), Slovenian (1), Spanish (31), Swedish (1),
Tagalog (1), Taiwanese (1), Tamazight-Tarifit (2), Tatar (1), Thai (2),
Tigrinya (1), Torwali (1), Tsonga (1), Turkish (8), Uighur (1), Ukrainian
(3), Urdu (3), Uzbek (1), Vietnamese (1), Welsh (1), Wolof (2), Wu
Chinese (1), Yoruba (1), Zaghawa (1), Zazaki (1)

To use the VLC Language Index create your FREE VLC-account. Currently ca. 4,000 users constitute the VLC-community.

If you you are not sure whether you want to register, here is an
example of one VLC entry (Bulgarian, Sofia):

http://linguistics.online.uni-
marburg.de/secure/generalmodules/languages/templates/start.php?
lang_ID=1014

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Phonetics; Phonology; Typology


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