Field Linguistics (Linguistics)

There is also an abundance of resources available for those involved with using and developing ‘field linguistics’ tools, which generally means that the resources are geared towards the capture, annotation and analysis of spoken data. This practice has particular value for groups associated with the recording and preservation of endangered languages and one of the prominent projects in this area is the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project. (

A particularly useful site with links to tools for fieldwork is maintained by Stanford University ( also contains links to a wealth of resources maintained by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics ( based in the Netherlands . There are descriptions of widely used tools such as Shoebox, a data management and analysis tool for field linguists, as well as more general format conversion, annotation and corpus management tools, all of which both enhance the choice and add to the plethora of software systems available on the Web for linguistics research.

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