Shedding light on linguistic diversity and its evolution: Linguists and computer scientists collaborate to publish a large global Open Access lexical database

Scholars have created a new global repository of linguistic data. The project is designed to facilitate new insights into the evolution of words and sounds of the languages spoken across the world today. The Lexibank database contains standardized lexical data for more than 2000 languages. It is the most extensive publicly available collection compiled so far.

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