Linguistics: An Introduction

By William B. McGregor



13.2 — Links

Ethnologue: Languages of the World, currently in its fifteenth edition, edited by Raymond G. Gordon and published by SIL International, is intended to provide a comprehensive listing the known living languages of the world. It provides basic information on the languages, including alternative names and spellings of the names, numbers and locations of speakers, main references and family membership. This information is of varying degrees of reliability, depending on the information available on the language, and what is conveyed to the editor by experts. It also appears in print (see References section in the printed book for details).

Khinalug 2007: creating a digital portrait of an endangered language. A 20 minute video providing some idea of what it is like to do fieldwork on an endangered language.

Updated: Feb. 11, 2009