Digital Linguistics (DLx) is the science of the computational representation and manipulation of linguistic data. It concerns itself with how to represent linguistic data in a digital form, as well as the best ways for linguists to work with that data, using all the benefits of the modern Open Web Platform (OWP).

The Digital Linguistics project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has three primary aims:

Why Another App?

There are already a number of tools for linguistic analysis, such as Antconc, ELAN, and Fieldworks Language Explorer (FLEx). So why build yet another application?

The advantages of the DLx approach, and the modern web technologies it uses, are numerous:


Below are a few publications discussing Digital Linguistics or related concepts.