FLEx I and II
FieldWorks Language Explorer (FLEx) is a linguistic database for lexicographical and text data collection and analysis. It is designed to help linguists organize linguistic data, create dictionaries, analyze text materials, and study morphology.
The FLEx I workshop will introduce the software, beginning with the basics, and the class will create a FLEx database together. The FLEx I workshop particularly focuses on creating and editing the lexicon and interlinear texts. The class will learn how to create, open, and back up a project; create and edit lexical entries; create and edit text entries; add lexical entries from a text; print interlinearized texts; add audio files and images to lexical and text entries; and format the dictionary output.
Before the first class, workshop participants should download and install the latest stable release of FLEx (8.1.4 or later): http://fieldworks.sil.org/download/ No other software is needed for this class. Sample data sets and handouts with links to other useful software will be provided. Participants will leave the class with a basic understanding of the program, which I hope will encourage them to further explore the many possibilities of FLEx for language documentation, description, and revitalization work.
The FLEx II workshop will assume an existing foundation of knowledge from the FLEx I course or an equivalent from personal experience. While the FLEx I course focuses heavily on how to create a database, the FLEx II course will further explore what can be done with an existing database. Participants will learn how to bulk edit the lexicon; share a database with colleagues; set up orthographies and keyboards; analyze texts; use the concordance; use the collect words tool; generate and edit the grammar sketch; edit relevant list items; handle allomorphs and variants; edit relevant grammatical information; and further configure the dictionary.
Again, before the first class, workshop participants should download and install the latest stable release of FLEx (8.1.4 or later):http://fieldworks.sil.org/download/ No other software is needed for this class. Sample data sets and handouts with links to other useful software will be provided. "