March 05, 2015

25 Maps/Trees/Charts about the English Language

Illustrations of the global spread of English, the great vowel shift, the origin of English words, the dialects of American English -- it's nice to see them all assembled in one place.

The most beautiful one is, of course, Minna Sundberg's family tree of Indoeuropean languages that are still spoken or that are mentioned in the context of her comic Stand Still. Stay Silent.

You can order an 11x17" print here ($15) or poster version here (23x28"). A perfect gift for the linguist(s) in your life!

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