Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications (CLICS)

I recently found this database that I was unaware of. Here is a short extract copied from their site. You can also play with this tool here: http://clics.lingpy.org/query.php

“CLICS is an online database of synchronic lexical associations (“colexifications”, see here for more information) in currently 221 language varieties of the world. Large databases offering lexical information on the world’s languages are already readily available for research in different online sources. However, the information on tendencies of meaning associations they enshrine is not easily extractable from these sources themselves. This is why CLICS was created. It is designed to serve as a data source for work in lexical typology, diachronic semantics, and research in cognitive science that focuses on natural language semantics from the viewpoint of cross-linguistic diversity. Furthermore, CLICS can be used as a helpful tool to assess the plausibility of semantic connections between possible cognates in the establishment of genetic relations between languages.”

To generate a concept map, I picked the concept “tree” and ran a graph , this was the result: http://clics.lingpy.org/browse.php?gloss=tree&view=part

Happy searching!

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