Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. How do I run Phonology Assistant on a Mac or Linux?
A. You can run Phonology Assistant using Virtual Machine software: Parallels, VMWare Fusion, or VirtualBox are options.
Users have also gotten Phonology Assistant to run on Wine
Q: Does using a Community-based Participatory linguistics approach mean that PA is not needed?
The participatory approach gets immediately at conscious native speaker distinctive categories and the phonetics thereof. You might then conclude that PA is superfluous, but even in this case, PA is a great support for the preparation of a phonological sketch/statement.
Q: How does PA compare to using Dekereke?
Both programs can do largely the same things but do it in different ways. Dekereke has the data loaded into the program whereas PA gets its data from FieldWorks, Speech Analyzer, or ToolBox.
Q. When starting Phonology Assistant, it keeps crashing when trying to load the last opened project. How can I get Phonology Assistant to ‘forget’ what is the last loaded project?
A. Holding down the Ctrl key while Phonology Assistant is starting will cause it not to load the last opened project.
Q. By default, where does Phonology Assistant want to store its project files?
A. By default, Phonology Assistant offers to save your project files under a folder called ‘Phonology Assistant’ in your documents folder (sometimes called ‘My Documents’).