FEBRUARY 2021  | Issue 2

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Individual Contents

GIS: The maverick global language

GIS: The maverick global language “The ArcGIS Book” by ESRI begins with the chapter “GIS provides a common visual language: Transforming our Understanding of the World” which says, GIS is a visual language that has the potency to connect people and organizations round the globe. Now, what do we understand by language? According to Oxford […]

Do Androids Speak in Programming Languages?

Do Androids Speak in Programming Languages? Philip K. Dick asked, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” in his book’s title: a cheeky play on words asking whether androids would count electric sheep instead of ‘real’ sheep to fall asleep. In a similar vein, in the month of International Language Day, I wonder what parallels exist […]

Bangla: An Intersection of Languages

Bangla: An Intersection of Languages Bangla language bears one of the world’s most profound heritages. The language is not only limited to a means of communication of the Bangalee people. It bears the thousand year history of the people of this land. The stories of tyranny, the stories of oppression, the stories of triumph, the […]

Visualizing Our ‘Lost Words’ Through GIS

Visualizing Our ‘Lost Words’ Through GIS While using geospatial techniques we seldom consider using it to map languages, even though it is still a phenomenon that takes place and varies through space and time. Maps are incredible as they are capable of delineating the words we speak. As for the words we speak, some have […]

Language Movement of Bangladesh – A Geospatial Timeline

Language Movement of Bangladesh – A Geospatial Timeline In his book ReORIENT, Andre Gunder Frank argues that history of no place can be adequately understood without taking into account how that place is connected to other places. In a similar note, J. B. Owens, professor of History at Idaho State University mentions that it often […]