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Languages in the Library

The Language Centre opened in 1980 as an independent university-wide service. It moved to its present well-equipped home at 12 Woodstock Road, near Somerville College, in 1992. For over thirty years, we have supported members of the University and Colleges who need foreign languages for study and research, for academic exchange, and for personal and professional development, through excellent library resources and a mixture of paid and free courses. In August 2015 the Language Centre was moved to sit alongside the Oxford Learning Institute in the Academic Administration Division.

Glottolog Classification

"Languages are classified (...) into 243 families and 189 isolates, i.e., one-member families. This classification is the best guess by the Glottolog editors and the classification principles are described (...). Users should be aware that for many groups of languages, there is little available historical-comparative research, so the classifications are subject to change as scholarship and interest in those languages increase."

Diccionari de llengües del món

"El Diccionari de llengües del món és un recull sistemàtic d’informació sobre 1.264 llengües estructurada en forma de fitxa de diccionari. Hi trobareu el nom de les llengües en català, àrab, gal·lès, alemany, anglès, espanyol, basc, francès, gallec, guaraní, italià, japonès, neerlandès, occità, portuguès, rus, suahili, amazic i xinès, i en la llengua mateixa de què es tracti. Igualment aplega informació sobre la filiació lingüística, el lloc on es parlen, la seva situació sociolingüística, vitalitat, alguns aspectes històrics, etc.

"Dictionary of the world's languages is a systematic collection of information about 1264 languages structured as a dictionary file. You will find the name of the languages Catalan, Arabic, Welsh, German, English, Spanish, Basque, French , Galician Guarani, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Occitan, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Berber and Chinese, and the language itself in question. it also includes information on personal language, where they speak, their situation sociolinguistic vitality, some historical aspects, etc.

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