Showing posts from August, 2017

Ethnologue more restricted

In April this year, Ethnologue changed access restrictions to their website again. Now, non-paying users from high income countries can only access 1 page per month before they are banned, previously it was 7. In light of this change, we will go through some basics regarding the paywall again (old post here) and where you can go instead. Finally, I list some questions should any SIL International/Ethnologue staff see this post. Basics on the pay-wall We haven't received much detailed information on this change, but if it's the same as last time it means that users with IP-addresses in countries that are classified by the world bank as "high-income" will be restricted.   Cloudflare would appear to be the service provider managing this for Ethnologue.  Previously, we've learned that only 5% of users look at more than 7 pages per month.  We don't know how many go to more than 1 page (probably a lot more though!). SIL International also maintains the IS

When someone calls for the study of language to become more integrated

Read this piece by Christiansen & Chater on a new emergent field of study that integrates different sub-disciplines of language sciences. See also:  Can we get to the post-generativist-vs-functionalist-war generation yet?  ( - I'm bored with the conflicts of my elders) and Grand challenges of current linguistics

ELAN: making tier(s) out of search results

Hedvig in her office in Canberra figuring this out and writing this guide. Here is another guide for how to do something practical in ELAN. Previously, we relayed Eri Kashima's guide for sensible auto-segmentation with PRAAT and ELAN (time saver!). (For all posts about fieldwork on this blog, see this tag. ) This time: how to take your search results and make the matching annotations into new separate tier(s). This is useful if you for example want to cycle through only the annotations that match a certain search query in transcription mode. This post has a longer guide, and a short guide at the end. You can also use this guide if you want to compare several different transcriptions with each other, for example older and newer versions or if you are collaborating with different people. In that case, start from step (4). For those who don't do a lot of transcription : ELAN ( E UDICO  L inguistic  An notator) is a program from TLA at MPI-Nijmegen. This program allows