A Practical Guide

Chapter 6

for Doing
Field Linguistics

Evan Antworth
Summer Institute of Linguistics

J. Randolph Valentine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Online Appendix:
Language Survey and Comparison

Data Management

Speech Analysis and Phonetics

Phonology and Morphology

Syntax and Grammar Description


Text Analysis

Language Survey and Comparison

Language Survey and Comparison

While various general purpose database management programs and statistical analysis programs could be used for tasks associated with language survey and comparison, there is at least one domain-specific program, namely WORDSURV.


Menu-driven program for DOS for managing and analyzing language survey word lists and for doing comparative reconstruction.

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This page is part of an online appendix for the book Using Computers in Linguistics: A Practical Guide, edited by John M. Lawler and Helen Aristar Dry (Routledge, 1998).

Last modified: January 11, 1999