SSWL – Syntactic Structures of the World's Languages

SSWL is a searchable database that allows users to discover which properties characterize a language (morphological, syntactic, and semantic), as well as how these properties relate across languages. The editors are asking for input.

Link: SSWL database

The original SSWL workshop was held in New York in November 2007 (http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/lingu/events/SSWL07 ) and looked at the Feasibility of a Web-based Database of the Syntactic Structures of the World's Languages.

·         If you are interested in adding data for any language that you know, then just sign up as a Language Expert on the website. At the home page, go to the login button located in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

·         Please pass on this request to add data to SSWL to other language experts that you know. Or if you know of other people who would be willing to add data to SSWL, please let the editor (Hiraiwa at hiraiwa@alum.mit.edu ) know, and he will contact them.

Also please let the editor know, if you have any comments on the database.

·         They do a good job of defining their terms - if you're not sure what "attributive adjective agreement" is, they will tell you.

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