LINGUIST List 17.1919
Fri Jun 30 2006
Software: Sound Patterns Database
Editor for this issue: Svetlana Aksenova
Sound Patterns Database
Message 1: Sound Patterns Database
From: Jeff Mielke <mielkeu.arizona.edu>
Subject: Sound Patterns Database
P-base is a searchable database of 8000+ sound patterns as reported in grammars of 628 varieties of 549 spoken languages, which represent all grammars found on the shelves in the libraries of The Ohio State University and Michigan State University during 2003 and 2004 (Library of Congress PA-PM).
The database was collected for my dissertation and will be distributed by Oxford with the book version of it. It will also remain freely downloadable. I am looking for people to provide feedback on the program and the data in it.
The beta version of the program can be downloaded from http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mielke/research/pbase.html
Please send questions and comments to mielkeu.arizona.edu. Let me know how the database and interface could be made more useful to you in terms of features or content.
Thanks Jeff Mielke
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics Phonetics Phonology Typology