Friday, October 21, 2016

Signs of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg wants to map the linguistic landscape of Luxembourg. They want to see how written languages are represented in public spaces and how different kinds of signs, languages and lettering help to create the linguistic landscape of a place or community.

They have therefore devised a citizen science project to help map the use of different languages in signs throughout the country. They have released an iOS and Android app which allows anyone to submit photographs of signs that they find anywhere in Luxembourg. These photographs are then plotted on the Lingscape map.

You can help contribute to this study into the diversity and dynamics of public writing by downloading the app from the Lingscape website. The project is currently centered on the languages used in signs in Luxembourg, however the app will work in any country in the world.

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