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In an earlier post I mentioned a new category of information, Status,  in which we provide a measure of the state of endangerment or development of each language using the

The Ethnologue deals with the languages of the world, so it would seem to be important that we be able to say what we mean when we refer to "a language." What is a language?  Well, Webster has 14 different definitions of the noun, not counting two for "language" as a verb (I language, you la

We sometimes are asked for information about a language or we see a language mentioned in the news and, of course, we go to the Ethnologue to see if it is listed and what we have to say about it.

Sign languages are not in the same category as all the other languages in Ethnologue, people say to me. What is the reason they are included right along with spoken languages?

In my second post to the Ethnoblog I noted that we had received considerable feedback about the apparent loss of the lists of language resources and publications associate

It has long been the mission of the Ethnologue to share as widely as possible the results of language research.  From the earliest editions, mimeographed and distributed by post, to the most recent edition, online and freely available to anyone with an internet connection, the goal has alway

In the first posting to this blog, I mentioned that one of the new features of this edition of the Ethnologue (17th) is the addition of a status category for each language.

The 17th edition of the Ethnologue has been online for a month now, and we are gratified by the response we have received.

This is the first of many posts to this blog in which we hope to discuss topics of interest to lovers of language.  We’ll also use this venue as a place to discuss features of the Ethnologue website, new Ethnologue publications as they appear, and just about anything that comes up that is la

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