The Problematic Map of the “Second Most-Spoken Languages”

Jun 19, 2015 by

Recently, I have been contacted by Matt Zajechowski about “an interactive graphic/map that [he] helped develop with Olivet Nazarene University that covers the second most spoken languages around the world”. This interactive map (or...

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Creating illusions with language maps

Feb 14, 2011 by

At the end of the latest posting, I promised to talk about the controversy surrounding the alledged Altaic language family. But before I move on to that topic, there are two more things I want to discuss in connection with the Turkic...

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