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Linguistic Landscapes of Beirut

A Mapping of Languages found in greater Beirut (Lebanon).

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The Linguistic Landscapes of Beirut project (LLB) was a multilingual spatial humanities mapping project. Linguistic Landscape studied document and analyze how multilingualism is expressed in a written manner in public space. The LLB project brought together some 2000 written language samples from the greater Beirut area captured in 2015/16. Some of the project’s image data is mapped here.


  • Our article “Digital Spatial Practices and Linguistic Landscaping in Beirut” on LLB appeared in ILCEA Revue de l’Institut des langues et cultures d’Europe, Amérique, Afrique, Asie et Australie.

  • The LLB project was featured in an article in the Arabic-language daily al-Sharq al-Awsat.

  • This website is in process. It is a rebuild of using GitHub pages and open maps.