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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

Four kinds of articles

Copyright and Licence Information

Linguipedia content is licenced under the 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.

Glottopedia exclusively aims at facilitating scientific exchange and has no commercial interests. If you notice any copyright violation in the articles, please alert us immediately by Email so that we can act right away. Do not copy entire passages, images or other copyrighted material into a Linguipedia article. If information is taken from copyrighted works, an indication of the source in the article is required. Please be aware that a violation of these rules can put the entire project in danger.

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