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Name: Comparative Phonology Using Wordcorr
ID: col10351
Language: English (en)
Summary: Wordcorr is a computational tool that assists linguists in comparing natural languages systematically. It splits the work involved in applying the Comparative Method. Your responsibility is to identify patterns in the data that may show common origin. The computer's responsibility is to keep track of your judgments in a framework from which you can draw evidence about the development of later languages from earlier ones. Wordcorr does not perform the analysis for you; it organizes the evidence that you consider relevant to the analysis. The tool was developed under a grant from the National Science Foundation. With an introduction featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. [This partial version is being published to elicit reactions to the modules finished so far.]
Collection Subtype: Course
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: comparative linguistics, comparative method, computational tool, historical linguistics, language relationships, natural languages, tutorial, Wordcorr
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Joseph Grimes (joe_grimes@sil.org)
Copyright Holders: Joseph Grimes (joe_grimes@sil.org)
Maintainers: Joseph Grimes (joe_grimes@sil.org)

Latest version: 1.19 (history)
First publication date: Feb 9, 2006 12:06 am US/Central
Last revision to collection: Aug 30, 2007 1:15 am GMT-5

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Version History

Version: 1.19 Aug 30, 2007 1:15 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Add Import section, 2 modules

Version: 1.18 Aug 29, 2007 9:30 pm GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added the What We've Covered module.

Version: 1.17 Oct 16, 2006 10:09 pm GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added Export part of a collection.

Version: 1.16 Sep 10, 2006 12:35 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Add Restoring from Backup module.

Version: 1.15 Aug 9, 2006 8:57 pm GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Moved Exports in with Backup
Added Exporting for Backup

Version: 1.14 Jul 23, 2006 1:40 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added Easy IPA.

Version: 1.13 Jul 22, 2006 10:31 pm GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added Data from the keyboard and Data editing modules.

Version: 1.12 Jul 19, 2006 1:43 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Add "Wordcorr entries" to "Language data."

Version: 1.11 Jul 6, 2006 2:14 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Add "The Data panel"

Version: 1.10 Jul 6, 2006 1:22 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Restructure data and analysis sections.

Version: 1.9 Jul 5, 2006 1:48 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added Variety sources.

Version: 1.8 Jun 13, 2006 12:26 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added Variety Locations module.

Version: 1.7 Jun 4, 2006 12:18 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added module "Variety Names and Codes"

Version: 1.6 Jun 3, 2006 8:13 pm GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added module "The shape of speech varieties" to the Varieties subsection.

Version: 1.5 Jun 3, 2006 5:04 pm GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Rename Basic Tools - Edit as Data.

Version: 1.4 May 27, 2006 1:43 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Add Collection Permanence module.

Version: 1.3 May 21, 2006 1:31 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Rearranged Metadata area, added modules about most Collection metadata.

Version: 1.2 May 11, 2006 1:10 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Added "Behind the Scenes" module.

Version: 1.1 May 6, 2006 2:27 am GMT-5 by Joseph Grimes
Changes:
Put together initial modules to elicit user reactions.

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