linguistic atlas


A linguistic map is a thematic map showing the geographic distribution of the speakers of a language, or isoglosses of a dialect continuum of the same language. A collection of such maps is a linguistic atlas. The earliest such atlas was the ''Sprachatlas des Deutschen Reiches'' of Georg Wenker and Ferdinand Wrede, published beginning in 1888, followed by the ''Atlas Linguistique de la France'', of Jules Gilliéron between 1902 and 1910, the ''Linguistischer Atlas des dacorumänischen Sprachgebietes'' published in 1909 by Gustav Weigand and the ''AIS - Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz'' of Karl Jaberg and Jakob Jud, published 1928–1940. The first linguistic atlas of the US was published by Hans Kurath. The ''Linguistic Atlas of England'' was the result of the Survey of English Dialects, led by Harold Orton and Eugen Dieth. The first computerised linguistic atlas was the Atlas Linguarum Europae.

See also

*''A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English'' *Atlas *Language geography *List of languages


External links

Linguistic mapping project by the LINGUIST ListBibliography of linguistic atlases
(by Joachim Grzega) *List of US-America
Linguistic Atlas Projects
Digital Wenker-AtlasREDE SprachGIS
an interface to several German dialect atlases, including Wenker's

Atlas der deutschen Alltagssprache
(University of Liege, University of Salzburg) French:
''Atlas Linguistique de la France''
at Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol Italian:
Navigais - AIS digital navigable version
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