The Linguistic Landscapes of Beirut project (LLB) collected data in situ in 2015-16.
The Core Dataset:
The full dataset, after dedoubling and cleaning, contains some 2100 photos of languages samples taken in the greater urban area of Beirut, Lebanon, of which most were automatically geocoded. The aggregate of the points in greater Beirut are shown in the image below
The full extent of the dataset in the Republic of Lebanon is visualized 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. It discusses extensively the method and challenges of LL mapping in the region.
The identity of the data collectors has been scrubbed from the dataset.