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Language and languages -- Statistics

View Resource Ethnologue: Languages of the World

The thirteenth edition of this massive compendium, edited by Barbara F. Grimes and provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics, contains links between 6,703 languages and the countries in which they are spoken. Users can look up languages by country, or consult an alphabetic list of languages to see how many people speak them in each country. Also available is the language family index, which...
View Resource Measuring Linguistic Diversity on the Internet

From online dating to scholarly collaborations, the web facilitates millions of interactions between distant groups of people every day. One question recently posed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was this: What languages are being used in all of this online activity? A good question to be sure, and this important document is the result of their...
View Resource 2011 Language Mapper Tool

Where do people in the United States speak French? Or Chinese? Answers to both questions can be found on this well-designed site, provided by the US. Census Bureau. The data used comes from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey. (Users can view the complete report and accompanying tables here as well.) Visitors should definitely click on the About Language Use area to learn more about the...

View Resource Piktochart: 5 Language Infographics

Piktochart Infographics is dedicated to helping people around the globe tell visual stories, whether in the classroom, at work, or at home. In addition to providing users with a web-based infographic software and an easy-to-use design app, Piktochart maintains an informative blog full of marketing and design articles on a variety of topics. This resource is one example of the oodles of interesting...