Language Geography

Language geography is the study of the geographic distribution of languages or elements of languages. Within language geography there are two principle areas of study. Geography of languages focuses on the distribution of languages over space and time. Linguistic geography focuses on regional variations within languages.

How Topography Affects Language

How high up you live affects your spoken language.  Caleb Everett, an associate professors in the Athropology Department at the University of Miami published the results of his research into the correlation between elevation and phonemic ejective consonants in PLoS ONE Journal. Everett looked at ejective consonants which are voiceless consonants which require […]