Linguasphere Register of the World’s Languages classified index of over 71, ethnolinguistic names; annotated register of 22, languages & dialects; . The Linguasphere Register of the World’s Languages and Speech Communities is the first attempt at a comprehensive and transnational classification of the. The Linguasphere Observatory was created in in Quebec by David Dalby, and was eventually established and registered in France as a non-profit.

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Retrieved from ” https: It is an expansive, flexible system that relates each dialect or language with another. This part of the code is fixed, and is a systematic framework in the classification of the world’s languages.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Although the method of classification used in this part of the code is very similar to other codings to linguists, unique terminology is used in the definitions in the Linguasphere Register.

Sign In Don’t have an account? In the context of the need to design a plurilingual framework of ethics for a future planetary society, the Observatoire has announced its intention to return to the transnational theme of the Magna Carta inon the occasion of the 8th centenary of the signing of its formal Latin version at Runnymede in This primary Framework was only made possible by the fact that all human languages and language groups may be more widely organised, naturally and conveniently, within five major phyla or phylosectors of wider relationship or if not within five major continents or geosectors of wider location, within a system of initial digitsas fully presented and explained in Vol 1 of the Register, and fully documented in Vol.

The Register lists 13, inner languages with 8, constituent dialects within 4, outer languages, of which 4, are still spoken; these are subsumed inside linguistic sets roughly corresponding to the low-level, uncontroversial genetic families. Sadly, it proved impossible for the Observatoire, as a small voluntary research association, to maintain this desirable task.


This page or section incorporates Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia view authors. It comprises a flexible coding formula or which seeks to situate each language and dialect within the totality of the world’s living and recorded languages, having regard to ongoing linguistic research. Observatoire Linguistique ; Welsh: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Sincethe Linguasphere Observatory has mainly worked on preparation of the updated second edition of the Lijguasphere Register LSR2.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Geozones are on average divided into more sets than phylozones because relationships among languages within the latter are by definition more obvious and much closer. The prompt action of Margaret and Eric was crucial in saving the future of the Linguasphere Register at a critical juncture, from December onwards, by ensuring that the contents of its two volumes could at last made fully and freely available online under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.

The first letter of this sequence represents an outer unit preferred from to the original term of “outer language”, to avoid the registerr and often emotive applications of the terms “language” and “dialect”.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. The motto of the Observatoire linguistique dates from —in French: Finally, with extreme pleasure, it is possible to announce the first ever publication on this site from April of the original version of the Observatoire’s Language Map of Africacompiled by David Dalby between and Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

The current edition LScomprising substantial materials from the foundation edition ofis published online from as a freely available public resource and an online data-base, compiled and co-ordinated by David Dalby and Pierrick le Feuvre.


Observatoire Linguistique is a transnational linguistic research network. An earlier presentation of the original disjointed and differently coded manuscript version had already been organised on this present site by Sylviano, together with an in-built facility for its enlarged viewing as still available here now, alongside his own single-sheet and equally enlargeable GIS version. The third and final part of the linguascale consists of up to three lowercase letters minusculesused to identify a language or dialect with precision: The first numeral of the key represents one of the ten referential sectors into which the world’s languages are initially divided.

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Linguistics organizations Organizations established in Retrieved from ” http: The second number of the code represents the zone into which the sector is divided.

The Observatoire expresses its gratitude for this valuable supplement to the Register, and for the subsequent advice and professional help which Jens Roth has readily provided on the subject of future online development and website management of the Register. Like the sectors, the zones are described as phylozones or geozonesbased on the relationship of languages, either genetically or geographically. The inner units and language varieties that may comprise any outer language are coded using a second, and wherever necessary a third minuscule letter.

Classification Merritt Ruhlen, Stanford: Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Its title in Welsh is Wylfa Ieithoeddliterally the “Observatory of languages”, and its publishing associate also in Wales is the Gwasg y Byd Iaithi.

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