Glottopedia Linguipedia is a comprehensive web-based free-content encyclopedia of linguistics that any linguist can contribute to. It is modeled on Wikipedia, a general-knowledge encyclopedia for nonspecialist readers. Each registered user may create new articles or modify existing ones. In order to ensure the quality of the articles, three restrictions are applied:
- Authors of Glottopedia articles should be trained linguists or students with a profound linguistic background.
- For this reason, authors have to register using their real names.
- Articles in Glottopedia don't have to be intelligible to all. Some of them will refer to highly specialized phenomena and concepts, which will be relevant for only a small number of specialists.
Frequently asked questions
- Is a freely editable linguistic encyclopedia really reliable?
- Why should I take an interest in Glottopedia?
- How can I contribute to Glottopedia?
- Why do we need Glottopedia in addition to Wikipedia?
- Is it possible to cite Glottopedia articles?
Four kinds of articles
- Glottopedia:Dictionary articles (which define, explain, comment on and discuss all kinds of linguistic concepts)
- Glottopedia:Survey articles (which offer a comprehensive discussion of linguistic concepts and methods)
- Glottopedia:Biographical articles (about the life and work of linguists)
- Glottopedia:Language articles (which provide basic information about most natural languages [comming soon])
Copyright and Licence Information
Linguipedia content is licenced under the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 licence. This means that users are free:
- to Share -- to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
- to Remix -- to make derivative works
Under the following conditions:
- Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
- Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
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