Our Mission

 

Welcome to Language Maps, Language Clouds!

Intrigued by language diversity and awareness, our team is interested in analyzing what languages students know and how they define them. Our goal is not only to introduce abstract linguistic and anthropological concepts, but also to make them immersive and understandable. We seek to learn not only which languages are recognized but also the ways of describing proficiency and familiarity with each one (reading, writing, understanding, speaking, identifying).

Our questionnaire under the page “Contribute to our Research” is a revised version of our original questionnaire. Even though our original sample was college students, we encourage any and all contributions to our research.

This project was supported by a 2016 Digital Humanities Faculty Fellowship.