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ERIC Number: ED100147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 242
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Word Lists and Languages. Technical Report No. 2.
Grimes, Joseph E.
In order to store sociolinguistic information about the world's languages, Cornell University, The University of Oklahoma, and the Summer Institute of Linguistics formed a computerized data base. This report summarizes work done by that project. The first part of the report contains data on the languages of the world. The complete data base, stored on the University of Oklahoma computer and accessible under their GIPSY retrieval system, contains the following information for each language: name, alternate names, dialects, places spoken, number of speakers, other languages spoken by the same population, description of anything written in the language, and other relevant details. The present report, however, gives only the name of the language, its population, its affiliation, and a three-letter code that aids in equating and distinguishing languages across national boundaries. Part 2 lists languages and dialects for which there are actual word lists in the data base. Each is given along with the country where it was collected and with the three-letter code that identifies it in Part 1 of the report. In Part 3, there is a list of all the text collections processed into concordance form by the Project for Computer Support of Linguistic Field Work since 1963. These concordances are kept in a separate archive at the University of Oklahoma. A list of the abbreviations used by the project is given, and the information structure form completed for each language in the data base concludes the report. (Author/PMP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics.