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What languages do Yale linguists study?

The following map shows the approximate location of languages that Yale linguistics research includes. The coordinates shown here are either taken from Glottolog, or they represent the location of specific communities that Yale linguists have worked with. 

Why use dots on a map? Languages are spoken by communities of people, who may be spread out over great distances. We use points on this map to identify the geographical area saliently associated with a given language to give you an idea of our interests, rather than claiming to capture the entire geographical zone where there might be users. Here, we intend to represent the diversity of research within the department. That is, the map represents research at Yale Linguistics rather than language areas. Like all maps, it’s a simplification. 

Languages include: Roro/Waima, Bardi, Kullilli/Bulloo River, Diyari/Dieri, Yan-nhaŋu, Burarra, Yidiny/Yidiñ, Hong Kong Cantonese, Hong Kong Mandarin, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Blackfoot/Blackfeet, Wampanoag, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Yue Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Pashto, South Bolivian Quechua, Kupang Malay, Central Javanese, Pontianak Malay, Icelandic, Abkhaz, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, North American English, Kriol, Djambarrpuyŋu, Akan, Welsh, O’odham, Choctaw.