ERIC Number: ED033325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
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The Computer System to Aid the Linguistic Field Worker.
The author argues that the modern computer is well suited to performing the data compiling searching, modifying, and copying involved in linguistic field work, thus leaving the linguist more time for the "creative work of recognizing significant examples and formulating rules." Work is already under way at the University of Chicago to develop computer programs that are flexible enough to be adaptable to the needs of a great number of linguists. The compiling of concordances and bilingual dictionaries is cited as one specific area in which computer assistance can be especially valuable, and the author discusses how such compilations can aid in morphemic analysis. (FWB)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Computer Programs, Computers, Dictionaries, Field Studies, Indexes, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Language Research, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Spanish, Structural Analysis
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Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Symposium of the Interamerican Program on Linguistics and Language Teaching, Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 9-14, 1969