Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist
This product has been discontinued and is no longer supported.
Shoebox is a computer program that helps field linguists and anthropologists integrate various kinds of text data: lexical, cultural, grammatical, etc. It has flexible options for sorting, selecting, and displaying data. It is especially useful for helping researchers build a dictionary as they use it to analyze and interlinearize text. The name Shoebox recalls the use of shoe boxes to hold note cards on which definitions of words were written in the days before researchers could use computers in the field.
The ‘short codes’ used to describe lexical data in shoebox are described in the Multi-Dictionary Formatter (MDF) documentation.
- Windows 3.1 & 95 (ZIP archive of Shoebox 5.0 CD, including self-paced training files)
- ZIP archive of original Shoebox website
We no longer offer support for this product, but you can visit the SIL Language Software Community to contact other users who may be able to help.
If you are unable to obtain support through individual software support pages or the SIL Language Software Community, or have a general question about SIL language software, please contact us.