The Causal Hypotheses in Evolutionary Linguistics Database

CHIELD is a searchable database of causal hypotheses in evolutionary linguistics. It is currently under development.

How do I use CHIELD?

Here's a video, and there's more info on the help page.

First time?

Click on the Documents tab above to get started.

Why is this website so terrible?

Sorry! It's under construction! You can find out more by emailing Sean Roberts.

Why is my hypothesis not in the database?

Oops! We're still coding documents. You can add it yourself if you like. Here's how to add data.

I'd like my hypothesis to be included, but I don't have the time to code it.

You can request that your document be coded by an expert. Your request will be added to a queue, but is not guarenteed to be entered into the database.

My hypothesis is coded incorrectly!

Oh no! You can edit the coding or discuss it through github. See the document page for your hypothesis.

Can I use the data/images in my paper?

Yes! CHIELD data/images can be used for free under a CC-BY license. The about page has more information on how to cite CHIELD.

How are the graphs defined?

To see the definition of all the data fields, take a look at the field specification.

I want one of these for my field!

Sure. The source code is available on GitHub, or email Sean Roberts.