• Johann-Mattis List deposited Computer-Assisted Approaches to Rule-Based Phonological Reconstruction in the group Group logo of LinguisticsLinguistics on Humanities Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The formalization of sound changes as finite state transducers is implicit already in the Neogrammarians. For at least six decades scholars have recognized the potential of transducers for improving the speed and rigor of research in historical linguists, but almost no historical linguists actually use them. This article identifies the obstacles facing the concrete use of transducers and introduces a software package built to reconstruct Proto-Burmish using transducers.