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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.


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Categories

Data Management

Keywords

historical/comparative
language survey
sociolinguistics

Platform(s)

Other Windows software

Recommendation

Other Supported software

WordSurv (Supported)

Current version: 6.0, released December 2006

A typical language survey may involve determining linguistic relationships through the comparison of word lists. WordSurv is designed to aid in this task. It functions in three main areas: (1) entry and maintenance of word lists and cognate decisions, (2) computation of lexicostatistic and phonostatistic measures of similarity, and (3) output of data and results in various formats. WordSurv also supports the COMPASS algorithm to aid in comparative reconstruction.

PalmSurv may be used for wordlist transcription into a PalmOS handheld computer.

Notice: Wordsurv version 7 is due for release in 2011. See the WordSurv site hosted by Taylor University for more info.

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Licensing

SIL Language Freeware End User License Agreement.