Diachronic Atlas of Comparative Linguistics (DiACL)—A database for ancient language typology

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Abstract

Feature stability, time and tempo of change, and the role of genealogy versus areality in creating linguistic diversity are important issues in current computational research on linguistic typology. This paper presents a database initiative, DiACL Typology, which aims to provide a resource for addressing these questions with specific of the extended Indo-European language area of Eurasia, the region with the best documented linguistic history. The database is pre-prepared for statistical and phylogenetic analyses and contains both linguistic typological data from languages spanning over four millennia, and linguistic metadata concerning geographic location, time period, and reliability of sources. The typological data has been organized according to a hierarchical model of increasing granularity in order to create datasets that are complete and representative.

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  • University of Queensland
  • University of Zurich
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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Article number e0205313
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume13
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 11
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes