Language Contexts articles that are published in the LDD journal describe the contemporary contexts in which languages or varieties are spoken, rather than focussing on their structure. They aim to provide detailed up-to-date social, cultural, and ethnographic information to complement existing reference sources such as Glottolog, Ethnologue or ELCat. Articles cover topics such as speaker demography, social organisation, culture, linguistic ecology, language vitality, language use and transmission in the community and its diaspora, the range of languages/varieties in use by speakers, and socio-cultural factors affecting language/variety choice.

Here we provide a curated listing of Language Contexts articles organised by geographical area with links to the published article in LDD.

Africa
AreaLinkTitleAuthor(s)
AfricaLinkGorwaa (Tanzania)Andrew Harvey
Asia
AreaLinkTitleAuthor(s)
AsiaLinkIbatan of Babuyan Claro (Philippines)Maria Kristina Gallego
AsiaLinkInati (Panay Island, Philippines)Diane Manzano
AsiaLinkLongjia (China)Andreas Hölzl
AsiaLinkSyuba, also known as Kagate (Nepal)Lauren Gawne
AsiaLinkTonsawang (Toundanow), North Sulawesi, IndonesiaTimothy C. Brickell
Australia-Pacific
AreaLinkTitleAuthor(s)
Australia-PacificLinkAhamb (Malekula, Vanuatu)Tihomir Rangelov, Tom Bratrud & Julie Barbour
Australia-PacificLinkMalua (Malekula Island, Vanuatu)Julie Barbour, Kanauhea Wessels & Joe McCarter
Australia-PacificLinkPaluai, also known as Pam-Baluan (Papua New Guinea)Dineke Schokkin
Australia-PacificLinkTe Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga o te Kuki Airani also known as Southern Cook Islands MāoriSally Akevai Nicholas
Australia-PacificLinkVatlongos, Southeast Ambrym (Vanuatu)Eleanor Ridge
South America
AreaLinkTitleAuthor(s)
South AmericaLinkAweti (Brazil)Sebastian Drude
South AmericaLinkDaw (Brazil)Karolin Obert & João Vitor Fontanelli Santos
South AmericaLinkSáliba (Colombia y Venezuela)Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada & Hortensia Estrada Ramírez
All regions
AreaLinkTitleAuthor(s)
Australia-PacificLinkAhamb (Malekula, Vanuatu)Tihomir Rangelov, Tom Bratrud & Julie Barbour
South AmericaLinkAweti (Brazil)Sebastian Drude
South AmericaLinkDaw (Brazil)Karolin Obert & João Vitor Fontanelli Santos
AfricaLinkGorwaa (Tanzania)Andrew Harvey
AsiaLinkIbatan of Babuyan Claro (Philippines)Maria Kristina Gallego
AsiaLinkInati (Panay Island, Philippines)Diane Manzano
AsiaLinkLongjia (China)Andreas Hölzl
Australia-PacificLinkMalua (Malekula Island, Vanuatu)Julie Barbour, Kanauhea Wessels & Joe McCarter
Australia-PacificLinkPaluai, also known as Pam-Baluan (Papua New Guinea)Dineke Schokkin
South AmericaLinkSáliba (Colombia y Venezuela)Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada & Hortensia Estrada Ramírez
AsiaLinkSyuba, also known as Kagate (Nepal)Lauren Gawne
Australia-PacificLinkTe Reo Māori o te Pae Tonga o te Kuki Airani also known as Southern Cook Islands MāoriSally Akevai Nicholas
AsiaLinkTonsawang (Toundanow), North Sulawesi, IndonesiaTimothy C. Brickell
Australia-PacificLinkVatlongos, Southeast Ambrym (Vanuatu)Eleanor Ridge