Lund Digital Atlas of Language and Culture
||Gerd Carling – Lund University
||Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond och Crafoordska stiftelsen
||2013-01-01 -- 2015-12-31
||Faculty of Culture and Society
||Humaniora och religionsvetenskap
LUNDIC is a geographically based, digital resource for language and cultural data, focused on lesser-known languages as well as historical states of languages. The data of the resource currently consists of lexical data with a focus on Swadesh lists and culture vocabulary data (mainly in the areas of agriculture, religion, time words, world view terms, and numerals) and of linguistic typology data with a focus on word order, verbal typology and the marking of core and peripheral arguments, and other data of specific areal relevance.
LUNDIC is designed to provide a database platform for integrating linguistic data with non-linguistic data. Therefore, other types of data, such as archaeological, ethnographic and experimental data from selected areas will also be added.
The data are collected and analyzed by a team of specialists, involved in fieldwork and documentation of the languages stored in the resource. Data will be collected and stored from the areas of Amazonia, Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Taiwan, Samoa, and Japan. For more details on language families, languages and data, please browse the database.
The aim of LUNDIC is to enable systematic, quantitative analysis and geographical matching of analyzed and systematized data from lesser-known languages as well as historical states of languages.
Lexical and typological data, which are stored in a Geodatabase can be downloaded in a format that enables quantitative analysis. Data can also be extracted for geographical mapping.
Data will be retreived from the areas of Amazonia, Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Taiwan, Samoa, and Japan. "