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Gawne, Lauren and Ring, Hiram (2016) 'Mapmaking for Language Documentation and Description.' Language Documentation & Conservation, 10. pp. 188-242.

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Abstract

This paper introduces readers to mapmaking as part of language documentation. We discuss some of the benefits and ethical challenges in producing good maps, drawing on linguistic geography and GIS literature. We then describe current tools and practices that are useful when creating maps of linguistic data, particularly using locations of field sites to identify language areas/boundaries. We demonstrate a basic workflow that uses CartoDB, before demonstrating a more complex workflow involving Google Maps and TileMill. We also discuss presentation and archiving of mapping products. The majority of the tools identified and used are open source or free to use.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
ISSN: 19345275
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 17:14
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/23715

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