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The world’s first linguistic landscapes mobile app

Data collection and analysis through crowdsourcing

Data collection

Use the app on your smartphone to take pictures of multilingual signs.

You can input a range of analytical descriptors, such as:

– languages and scripts used;

– outlet and type of sign;

– semiotics, function, target audience and more.

The geo-tagged photo can then be uploaded to an interactive map.

Data analysis

The interactive map can be searched by language, district, and other descriptors.

You can browse the map here:

www.linguasnapp.manchester.ac.uk

Click on the image for additional information and to see the sign in its original context via Google Street View.

LinguaSnapp was released by the University of Manchester’s Multilingual Manchester project in December 2015. 

www.mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk

LinguaSnapp is available for free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. 

Want to LinguaSnapp your city? Get in touch at mlm@manchester.ac.uk

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