All Glottopedia articles should be categorized, as in the Wikipedia. All category names are in English, Glottopedia's default language.
There are four classes of categories (A-D). Each article should belong to one category of the classes A, B, and C (multiple categorization is possible in class C). In addition, each article can belong to any number of categories of class D.
Category class A: Languages: The language in which the article is written (two-letter abbreviation according to ISO 639).
Category class B: Article type
- Category:DICT (Dictionary articles)
- Category:BIOG (Biographical articles)
- Category:LANG (Language articles)
- Category:SURV (Survey articles)
- Category:LING (Research articles)
Major categories can be assigned using templates.
Category class C: Major categories: The linguistic domain, the article refers to.
Here are some examples for major categories (a complete list can be found under Major categories):
- computational linguistics
- discourse analysis
- philosophy of language
- phonetics and phonology
- quantitative linguistics
Category class D: Special categories
Special categories subdivide a major category. Up to now, Glottopedia has not come up with guidelines for special categories.