About the project

The Language Capital Project attempts to map out non-residential spaces where speakers of non-national languages (e.g. languages other than English in the U.S.).work, volunteer, or gather.

We made it with the following goals in mind:

1) To help others locate speakers of their own native language in the local community.

2) To help people explore the linguistic diversity of their surroundings.

3) To serve as an educational tool for language learners and language teachers.

4) To promote small, local businesses owned by immigrants and Native Americans.

In solidarity with the University of Sheffield based project, Multilingualism and Mobility in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, we believe that awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity’s benefits can strengthen societies and inform education, migration, and economic policies.

The project was developed with the support of the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language & Literacy (CERCLL).