This page provides information and programs for the Pye Analysis of Language. These are a set of computer programs for the analysis of language transcripts. The programs are written in Spitbol and will run on any pc in the dos mode (sorry, a mac version is not available). PAL contains three sets of programs. The first program, Formix, provides a means of changing a transcription format and merging analysis files. Phonix provides a means of analyzing the phonological segments for a single speaker. Syntax provides routines for calculating the mean length of an utterance in morphemes and compiling a concordance for each word in the transcript. The manual provides an explanation for each routine and instructions on using them. I am no longer revising these programs so users are hereby warned that I cannot offer technical assistance.
Click one of the following lines to download the PAL documentation and programs:
The PAL manual
A Phonetic Dictionary (not necessary, but handy for phonological analyses)
PAL © 1985 Clifton Pye
This page was revised December 11, 2005