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World Atlas of Language Structures

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World Atlas of Language Structures

The World Atlas of Language Structures is a database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials.[1] It was first published by Oxford University Press as a book with CD-ROM in 2005, and was released as the second edition on the Internet in April 2008. It is maintained by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and by the Max Planck Digital Library. The editors are Martin Haspelmath, Matthew S. Dryer, David Gil and Bernard Comrie.[1]

The atlas provides information on the location, linguistic affiliation and basic typological features of a great number of the world's languages. It interacts with Google Maps. The information of the atlas is published under a Creative Commons license.


  1. ^ a b World Atlas of Language Structures Online

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