Next: Structure of the Database
This project is meant to present an atheoretical description of the documented stress patterns of the world's languages, as well as to provide a reference for those interested in stress patterns across languages. There are 422 languages and 109 distinct stress patterns included in the database. The database also includes results of the Forward-Backward Learner (Heinz 2007). This database is open source (mysql) and is freely available: http://www.mysql.com. The stress patterns in the database are collected primarily from the typologies of Gordon (2002) and Bailey (1995). Like all databases, this is a work in progress. Please send any questions/corrections etc. to Jeff Heinz: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is another stress database, StressTyp on the web that includes some information not present here. People interested in stress should also consult StressTyp here: http://stresstyp.unleiden.net/form2b.htm.