Materials: LINCD Geospatially!

LINCD Geospatially! (GIS and linguistics)
Geographic Information System concepts and tools will be presented and discussed with reference to a range of linguistic subfields. Dr. Matt Wilson will join us from the Department of Geography to give an expert overview, and Drs. Cramer and Lauersdorf will provide case studies and examples of the use of GIS in linguistics.
[15 November 2013]

Online tools for mapping
[the classic Open map project]
[online mapping environment]
[Esri’s online service instead of the ArcGIS desktop software]
[recently purchased by Esri; but currently still free service]
[OpenSource software; can accommodate larger datasets]
[currently free with Google account; may become pay service]

Geo-referenced data collection from mobile devices

Longitude/Latitude data for world postal codes
[allows for geo-referencing international data via localities]

Coding for data-driven documents, including maps
[“JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data”]
[“An Open-Source JavaScript Library for Mobile-Friendly Interactive Maps”]

Examples of mapping in perceptual dialectology
[Jennifer Cramer’s dissertation from the University of Illinois]
[Betsy Evans’s work at the University of Washington]

Examples of mapping in other linguistics fields

– The World Atlas of Language Structures Online

– The World Loanword Database

– Glottolog: Comprehensive reference information for the world’s languages

– LL-MAP: Language and Location – A Map Annotation Project

– MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships

– Gabmap – visualization of dialect variation

– The Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador

– Digitaler Wenker-Atlas (DiWA)

Theory and methods in mapping applicable to linguistics

– Language and space : an international handbook of linguistic variation.
Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft ; Bd. 30.1. & 30.2
vol. 1. Theories and methods / edited by Peter Auer and Jürgen Erich Schmidt.
vol. 2. Language mapping / edited by Alfred Lameli, Roland Kahrein, Stefan Rabanus. pt. 1. [without special title]. pt 2. “Maps”.
Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, 2010.
WTY Library: P120.V37 L33 2010

– How to lie with maps / Mark Monmonier.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991. [second edition 1996].
Science Library: GA108.7 .M66 1991
WTY Library: G108.7 .M66 1991