Syntactic Structures of the World’s Language: A Cross-Linguistic Database

Monday, 27 September 2010, Colloquium

Chris Collins, NYU


SSWL is a searchable database that allows users to discover which properties (morphological, syntactic, and semantic) characterize a language, as well as how these properties relate across languages. This system is designed to be free to the public and open-ended. Anyone can use the database to perform queries.

In this talk, I will walk the audience through the powerful search queries, including: Any, All, Cross, Compare, Universal Implications and Create Similarity Tree. I will also explain how SSWL differs from other available systems.