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Thank you for your interest in Glottopedia! Contributing to this free encyclopedia of linguistics is easy. Please take the following steps:
Before you can modify or write an article, you have to log in, and if you don't have an account yet, you need to create an account. Click on log in/create account in the upper right corner of the page. Then enter a user name (your real name, or an abbreviation of it, not a pseudonym please), a password, your e-mail address, and your real name. Then an e-mail will be sent to you to verify your e-mail address. After confirming it, you can start editing.
Please do not forget to write your real name and your affiliation (or former affiliation, if you don't have a current academic affiliation) on your user page.
Modify an article
Create an article
The structure of Glottopedia articles
There are four different types of articles in Glottopedia:
- Glottopedia:Dictionary articles (which define, explain, allgemeine und spezielle Konzepte der Sprachwissenschaft definiert, exemplifiziert, kommentiert, und übersetzt)
- Glottopedia:Survey articles (which offer a comprehensive discussion of linguistic concepts and methods)
- Glottopedia:Biographical articles (about the life and work of linguists)
- Glottopedia:Language articles (which provide basic information about most natural languages [comming soon])
For each kind of article, there are well-defined standards which specify its structure. To ensure consistency, all authors should strictly stick to these standards.
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 Glottopedia 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.