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 Ethnologue: Languages of the World
The Ethnologue database is produced by the Summer Institute of Linguistics, an organization that conducts research on both written and unwritten languages and whose goal is to promote cross-cultural communication and develop usable literature in the form of dictionaries, grammars, and Bible translations.
Ethnologue cites the literature, grades the quality of information provided, and mentions whether a survey is needed to improve the entry.
Ethnologue uses abbreviated language records for countries where the language is considered secondary.
www.bowdoin.edu /~samato/IRA/reviews/issues/dec98/ethno.html   (681 words)

  
 Ethnologue
Ethnologue claims that Iu Mien (a Yao language of Southern China) is spoken in Denmark, and this piece of misinformation - it has absolutely no bearing on reality - appears both in the article on languages spoken in Denmark and the article on countries where Iu Mien is spoken.
For there is the curious thing about Ethnologue that at the same time as the number of languages in the world is steadily falling, the number of languages in Ethnologue is just as steadily rising.
Language surveys of the Ethnologue type necessarily share several drawbacks with language atlasses: It is difficult to depict non-geographical information such as functional domains, different languages for different purposes, effects of immigration and urbanisation, bi- and multilingualism, second languages, high- and low status varieties, and writing.
www.olestig.dk /reviews/ethnologue.html   (2681 words)

  
 languagehat.com: Comment on ETHNOLOGUE IN THE NEWS.
Ethnologue is certainly circumspect about their underlying Bible-spreading mission -- I used it a lot in recent research, and did wonder about the annotation in many language entries providing dates for Bibles published in the language, but never realized there was a Christian organization behind it all.
The sponsors of Ethnologue are the Summer Institute of Linguistics and its sister organization, the Wycliffe Bible Translators.
The problem is that Ethnologue, due to its missionary background, is actively looking for new languages that have not yet been blessed with 'god's message' in their own tongue.
www.languagehat.com /mt/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=1998   (1233 words)

  
 Ethnologue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ethnologue sometimes goes against general linguistic community consensus (and the opinion of the majority of the speakers themselves in some cases) as to what constitutes a separate language (as opposed to a dialect).
A notable case is the classification of several dialects of Swedish as separate languages with unique language codes.
Sometimes the total numbers of speakers of languages in a country differ from the overall population figure: for example, for Croatia, Ethnologue gives a total population of 4,496,869 while, remarkably, the number of Croatian speakers in Croatia is reported to be 4,800,000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ethnologue   (685 words)

  
 Ethnologue
The Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a web and print publication of SIL International[?] (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics) a Christian linguistic service organization which studies lesser-known languages to provide missionaries for their speakers.
It contains statistics for 6,809 languages (2000 edition) and gives the number of speakers, location, dialects, linguistic affiliations, availability of the Bible, etc. It is currently the only comprehensive language inventory.
The Ethnologue provides a three-letter code for each language it describes, the number of which significantly exceeds those of ISO 639 and RFC 3066.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/et/Ethnologue.html   (104 words)

  
 Ethnologue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
'''''The Ethnologue: Languages of the World''''' is a web and print publication of SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics), a Christian linguistic service organization which studies lesser-known languages primarily to provide the speakers with native language biblical texts.
The Ethnologue provides a three-letter code, called SIL code, for each language it describes, the number of which significantly exceeds those of ISO 639 and RFC 3066.
The neutrality of Ethnologue as a scientific institution is sometimes disputed, particularly in areas of language classification associated with the Bible and Abrahamic religion.
ethnologue.kiwiki.homeip.net   (459 words)

  
 Ethnologue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Among the facts in the new edition of Ethnologue, a sprawling compendium of the world's languages, are that 119 of them are sign languages for the deaf and that 497 are nearly extinct.
Ethnologue, which began as a 40-language guide for Christian missionaries in 1951, has grown so comprehensive it is a source for academics and governments, and the occasional game show.
Though its unusual history draws some criticism among secular linguists, the Ethnologue is also praised for its breadth.
www.mirabilis.ca /archives/003101.html   (210 words)

  
 ArcNews Spring 2006 Issue -- Pinpointing the Languages of the World with GIS
Every four years, a new edition of the book is published, and the continually updated database is available online at www.ethnologue.com, which includes maps and an extensive bibliography with citations for thousands of published works with additional information about the languages of the world.
In addition to providing map output for Ethnologue, the Language Mapping Project also distributes language location data to other SIL publications and agencies that use the data for planning and publication.
Bill Dickson, GMI, says that the worldwide GIS point, polygon, and Ethnologue attribute data from the Language Mapping Project is available to the GIS community as the World Language Mapping System (www.gmi.org/wlms).
www.esri.com /news/arcnews/spring06articles/pinpointing.html   (866 words)

  
 The Bible: Ethnologue A catalogue languages spoken.
The sponsors of Ethnologue a catalogue of spoken languages are the Summer Institute of Linguistics and its sister organization, the Wycliffe Bible Translators.
The Ethnologue Language Family Index organizes languages according to language families, pidgin and creole entries in the database.
The 1996 Ethnologue on the web lists published Scripture in creole and pidgin languages known at that time but unfortunately doesn't tell in all cases if they are still in print or where you can get them.
www.edu-cyberpg.com /Linguistics/ethnologue.html   (392 words)

  
 LINGUIST Codes for Ancient and Constructed Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thus the Ge'ez (Ethnologue code GEE) and Sanskrit (Ethnologue code SKT) languages both appear in Ethnologue, even though they have not been spoken by native speakers for many centuries, simply because they are in common liturgical use today.
In mitigation of both these points, it might be noted that Ethnologue intends to include provenance information in the future, and that Ethnologue is not designed to provide a complete classification of the languages to which it assigns codes.
In order to allow as much integration with Ethnologue codes as possible, the primary geographic categorization of ancient languages should be by the modern countries in which they once existed.
www.language-archives.org /wg/language-codes/linguist-20020219.html   (1627 words)

  
 Kurdish
Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji) is spoken by close to 4 million people in Turkey (Ethnologue), by 2.8 million in Iraq (Ethnologue), about 1 million speakers in Syria (Ethnologue), and by 100,000 in Armenia (Ethnologue).
The total number of people who speak Central Kurdish as their first language is estimated at 3.7 million (Ethnologue).
According to Ethnologue, all three varieties are spoken in Iran: Central Kurdish (3.2 million), Southern Kurdish (3 million), Central Kurdish (350,000).
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/kurdi.html   (1289 words)

  
 Language Log: Ethnologue: Languages of the World: Fifteenth Edition
The fifteenth edition of the Ethnologue has now been published, in both web and print versions.
"The Ethnologue is an encyclopedic reference volume that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today.
The Ethnologue has been an active research project for more than fifty years.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/002137.html   (209 words)

  
 languagehat.com: ETHNOLOGUE IN THE NEWS.
The linguists behind the Ethnologue agree that the distinctions can be indistinct.
The Yiddish linguist Max Weinrich once famously said, "A shprakh iz a dialekt mit an armey un a flot" (or "a language is a dialect with an army and a navy").
To Ethnologue, and to the language research organization that produces it, S.I.L. International, a language is a dialect that needs its literature, including a Bible.
www.languagehat.com /archives/001998.php   (1538 words)

  
 World Christian Database - Ethnologue code update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ethnologue codes are provided here to help users of the Ethnologue link to World Christian Database language data in the Peoples and Languages sections.
The 15th edition of the Ethnologue included extensive changes to the language code.
15th edition Ethnologue codes are, by convention, lower case to distinguish them from the upper case codes used in the 14th and earlier editions.
www.worldchristiandatabase.org /wcd/news.asp?Article=10   (61 words)

  
 World Language Mapping System: Worldwide language areas and points for GIS
The resulting GIS data is used by SIL to produce maps for the Ethnologue and other purposes, and has been published by GMI in GIS format for the Christian nonprofit community since 1995 as part of the Global Ministry Mapping System.
A joinable attribute table with fields corresponding to the full data in the published Ethnologue, 15th Edition (with a small number of truncations required by the fixed-field-length data format), and including additional, unpublished records on immigrant languages.
Languages are coded using both the ISO DIS 639-3-compliant codes used in the 15th Edition Ethnologue and a legacy code compatible with earlier versions of the Ethnologue.
www.gmi.org /wlms   (1335 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 12.41: Ethnologue
sil.org INTERNET: http://www.sil.org The new 14th Edition of the ETHNOLOGUE: LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD is now available as a two volume set, plus a CD-ROM.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 14th Edition, Vol.
Ethnologue CD-ROM: For PC (Windows 95 and later) and Mac.
www.linguistlist.org /issues/12/12-41.html   (403 words)

  
 Cool Tool: Ethnologue
The Ethnologue is one of the most satisfying and evocative global snapshots I've ever come across.
Compiled by the Summer Institute of Linguistics, a global Bible-translation organization, the Ethnologue is an attempt to inventory and describe all extant (and many dying) languages around the world--in two fat, complete volumes.
Open up to the "Language Family Index" and you can test your knowledge of the relationships between ethnic groups in your favorite part of the world.
www.kk.org /cooltools/archives/000426.php   (147 words)

  
 Literacy in the Ethnologue
Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a valuable resource with more than 6,900 languages listed by primary name and country.
In the case of some language groups (for example, those in Peru) the literacy rates are given for both the first language and the second language.
The literacy practitioner will find, in some cases, that the Ethnologue provides information particularly important to those interested in a certain language group or country.
www.sil.org /literacy/ethno.htm   (141 words)

  
 Ethnologue Database - Eleventh Edition - May 21, 1988 Barbara F. Grimes, editor Copyright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ethnologue Database - Eleventh Edition - May 21, 1988 Barbara F. Grimes, editor Copyright
Ethnologue Database - Eleventh Edition - May 21, 1988 Barbara F. Grimes, editor Copyright 1988 Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc. The Ethnologue is a catalog of the world's languages including information on alternate names, number of speakers, location, dialects, linguistic affiliation, and other sociolinguistic and demographic information.
Please note that this is not the latest edition of the Ethnologue, which is the twelfth edition.
www.skepticfiles.org /faq/about.htm   (206 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 16.2637: General Linguistics: Gordon (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Ethnologue (2005) is the 15th edition of the SIL International effort
Yauma is given in Ethnologue as an unclassified language of Angola.
Ethnologue is leaking in various places where it should not have to.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/16/16-2637.html   (5790 words)

  
 Library in the Sky - Editor's Picks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This electronic version of the Ethnologue, the Ethnologue Language Name Index, and the Ethnologue Language Family Index contains the entire text of the original printed volumes (except language maps).
The printed Ethnologue is 966 pages; so be forewarned that some of the files are quite large.
To look up all the entries for a particular language, click on its three-letter language identification code (this applies to the Ethnologue, the Ethnologue Language Name Index, and the Ethnologue Language Family Index); you will be presented with a list of links to all entries for that language in the country files.
www.nwrel.org /sky/picks.asp?PageIndex=7   (909 words)

  
 UDHR: Sources Used   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Ethnologue Language Family Index organizes languages according to language families.
This site also uses the SIL three letter code as the basis for file management and as a unique key in our database.
More information about the Ethnologue can be found through the following references
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/miscinfo/sources.htm   (374 words)

  
 Ethnologue: Top 100 Languages by Population
Forother countries in which the language is spoken, click on the three-letterabbreviation.
The entire database from which this table is extracted is available as atab-delimited file suitable for importing into a database or spreadsheetprogram: http://www.sil.org/ftp/ethnolog13/langpop99.zip
Part of the Ethnologue, 13th Edition, Barbara F.Grimes, Editor.
sirio.deusto.es /abaitua/konzeptu/nlp/top100.htm   (106 words)

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