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Linguistics Fridays Colloquium Talk – Heggarty

November 30, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

New Online Resources for Exploring Phonetic and Lexical Diversity across Language Families:  Sound Comparisons and IE-CoR

Paul Heggarty, Max Planck Institute


Sound Comparisons is a database and website structure for exploring diversity in phonetics across language families from around the world. At https://soundcomparisons.com users can instantaneously compare over 500 language varieties recorded in fieldwork campaigns in Europe, South America and the Pacific.  The website includes powerful, linguistically informed functionality for searching, filtering, and downloading the language data.  See www.shh.mpg.de/440148/soundcomparisons.


CoR is a new breed of databases for exploring how languages within a family relate to each other in Cognate Relationships in basic lexicon. The CoR framework and online database explorer are tailored to serve both qualitative and quantitative/phylogenetic research purposes. IE-CoR already covers Indo-European, but the model is extendable to any language family.  See www.shh.mpg.de/438157/cobldatabase.


November 30, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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