We are pleased to announce the release of BDPA 1.0, a Benchmark Database of Phonetic Alignments in Historical Linguistics and Dialectology. BDPA 1.0 is a publicly available benchmark database of manually edited multiple and pairwise phonetic alignments which is designed as a platform to test the performance of automatic alignm [...]
Published on Jun 5, 2014
Published on Feb 10, 2014
Jelena Prokic and Johann-Mattis List will present two invited talks at the Workshop on Historical and Empirical Evolutionary Linguistics (WHEEL) that will take place in Tübingen, 15-16 February 2014.
Published on Nov 28, 2013
In the new book edited by Lars Borin & Anju Saxena Approaches to measuring linguistic distances Michael Cysouw published the article 'Predicting language-learning difficulty' and Jelena Prokić & Steven Moran published the article 'Black-box approaches to genealogical classification and their shortcomings'. [...]
Published on Sep 18, 2013
Steven Moran and Jelena Prokić. Investigating the relatedness of the endangered Dogon languages. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 2013. doi: 10.1093/llc/fqt061. Abstract In this article we apply up-to-date methods of quantitative language comparison, inspired by algorithms successfully applied in bioinformatics to decode DNA and determine t [...]
Published on Sep 16, 2013
Our next QLC retreat will be held from 29 September till 03 October in Kleinwalsertal.
Published on Jul 30, 2013
We proudly announce the release of LingPy-2.0, a Python toolkit for quantitative tasks in historical linguistics and dialectology. Building on the previously released LingPy-1.0, LingPy-2.0 comes along with many new features that ease the work of exploratory data analysis in quantitative historical linguistics. LingPy-2.0 offers fu [...]
Published on Jul 25, 2013
Jelena Prokić and Steven Moran gave a talk on Friday, 19 July, at the Language Diversity Congress in Groningen. Their talk was entitled 'Diversity of language sources: challenges in digitization, interoperation and analysis'.
Published on Jul 13, 2013
Jelena Prokić and Steven Moran gave a presentation at the 19th LIPP Symposium on Endangered languages organized by the LIPP Graduade School and Bayern Academy of Sciences, 10-12 July in Munich. They presented their work on the detection of the most endangered Dogon varieties based on quantitative methods. The title of the presntation was 'Dig [...]
Published on Apr 11, 2013
LingPy is a suite of open-source Python modules for sequence comparison, distance analyses, data operations and visualization methods in quantitative historical linguistics. The main idea of LingPy is to provide a software package which, on the one hand, integrates different methods for data analysis in quantitative historic [...]
Published on Mar 25, 2013
Michael Cysouw and Iren Hartmann gave a presentation at the Workshop on the Visualization of Linguistic Patterns, held at the 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Sociaty (DGfS) in Potsdam, March, 12-15, 2013. The presentation was titled 'Visualising valency alternations'.