Tuesday, January 18, 2011

American Community Survey data on language use

Readers of this blog might be interested to see the latest data on language use from the American Community Survey, part of the U.S. Census Bureau. Go here and you'll find some useful information on U.S. home language use (English and other languages), as well as interesting reports and papers/presentations on related topics.


1 comment:

Jackie Schmitt said...

Just for kicks I went down the 2006-2008 "Detailed Language Spoken At Home List" to find the language with the fewest speakers. Verdict: Siuslaw, with four speakers.

Wikipedia says Siuslaw's been extinct since the 1970s. If these people are actually speaking Siuslaw that'd be a phenomenal opportunity for research. I wonder if there are any other supposedly-extinct languages on there?