Changes

Several editions of WALS Online have been published since 2008. All editions are available as CLDF datasets on GitHub as well as via DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3606197 on Zenodo (listed under the heading "Versions").

Changes of WALS data between editions are tracked via issues on GitHub.

WALS Online 2013 (with minor corrections as of 2020)

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See the diff on GitHub for details.

WALS Online 2013 (with minor corrections as of 2014)

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Three value assignments have been corrected and small corrections have been made to the classification mainly triggered by updates in Glottolog's classification.

See the diff on GitHub for details.

WALS Online 2013

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Several datapoints have been removed (typically because they had been assigned to the wrong language, thus they show up as additions above).

See the diff on GitHub for details.

WALS Online 2011

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  • There are two new chapters (chapter 143 on Order of Negative Morpheme and Verb, and chapter 144 on Position of Negative Word With Respect to Subject, Object, and Verb, both with many new maps)
  • Additional features have been added to some chapters.
  • The genealogical classification of languages, including genera, has been updated.
  • The one-to-many relationship between chapters and features/maps is now clearly reflected in the structure of WALS: A single chapter can contain not just one feature, but several features, most often two (e.g. feature 39A and feature 39B), but sometimes (with the new chapters 143 and 144) quite a few features and maps.
  • For some of the features, WALS now includes examples supplied by the authors (for example feature 113A)
  • WALS Online now contains the long introduction chapter of the printed atlas from 2005

See the diff on GitHub for details.

WALS Online 2008

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A description of errate in the printed version of 2005 can be found at http://blog.wals.info/category/errata/errata-2005/.