• Praat

    This program allows the user to perform various kinds phonetic studies (e.g., spectral, pitch, or formant analysis; segmenting and labeling of a sound file; speech synthesis; perform listening experiments; perform statistical analyses, etc.).  For more detailed information, please visit the website.



  • Random Sound Inventory

    Random Sound Inventory is a program that generates consonant and vowel sound inventories consisting, respectively, of random sets of IPA symbols. It also generates sets of hypothetical words that consist of random sequences of these symbols, with no constraints on their combinatory possibilities. It is intended as a teaching device to introduce the subject matter of phonology by illustrating how real language sound systems differ from simple collections of sounds with unrestricted patterning. For comparison purposes, the program can display phonemic inventories from four...

  • Scribus - Open Source Desktop Publishing

    Scribus is an Open Source program that brings award-winning professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout. Underneath the modern and user friendly interface, Scribus supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, Spot Colors, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.

  • GAFAWS Position Analyzer

    The GAFAWS Position Analyzer uses the algorithms documented in Joseph Grime's Paradigm book.  It can take a list of words broken into their affixes and produce an affix position chart.  The input can be a text file, from FieldWorks (version 6.0 or version 7.0), or an AMPLE ANA output file.


    SFM2Web is a Python3 program that converts materials encoded using SIL's Standard Format Marker format (see a very brief description here) into web pages. The program can convert a lexicon, interlinear texts, Bible books, a multilanguage phrasebook, and language lessons, etc. into xHTML pages with formatting determined by cascading stylesheets (CSS).

    These web pages may then be copied to a web server for publication to the Internet or to an intranet. But these aren't the only uses...

  • TAMS Analyzer

    TAMS stands for Text Analysis Markup System. It is a convention for identifying themes in texts (web pages, interviews, field notes). It was designed for use in ethnographic and discourse research.

    TAMS Analyzer is a program that works with TAMS to let you assign ethnographic codes to passages of a text just by selecting the relevant text and double clicking the name of the code on a list. It then allows you to extract, analyze, and save coded information. TAMS Analyzer is open source; it is released under GPL v2. The Macintosh version of the program also includes full support for...

  • Transana

    Transana is software for professional researchers who want to analyze digital video or audio data. Transana lets you analyze and manage your data in very sophisticated ways. Transcribe it, identify analytically interesting clips, assign keywords to clips, arrange and rearrange clips, create complex collections of interrelated clips, explore relationships between applied keywords, and share your analysis with colleagues. The result is a new way to focus on your data, and a new way to manage large collections of video and audio files and clips.

  • FPlot

    Formant-Plotting Software.  Please address questions, suggestions and bug reports to the author.

  • TshwaneLex Lexicography Suite

    Taken from their website:

    TshwaneLex is a professional, feature-rich, fully internationalised, off-the-shelf software application suite for compiling dictionaries or terminology lists. It has been adopted by many major publishers, government organisations and individuals across the world, as it delivers excellent ROI.

  • Vocabulary Manager

    Vocabulary Manager is a multimedia vocabulary learning tool, like an electronic flash card system with audio. VM allows you to create a database of vocabulary items with an image and two audio recordings (one for a 'citation' form and one for the 'in context' form) for each item. As you build the database, you can practice the words, and test yourself in terms of comprehension, production, and spelling. When you want to share the database and audio and picture files, the program will package it up for easy sharing. The new users can then easily modify the database to meet...