The following screenshots of various pages within the database provide an overview of some of the site's capabilities.

NOTE: These screenshots represent earlier stages of database development and are now interesting mainly for historical purposes.

A navigable map displays at a glance the full coverage of the Bulgarian dialect area, and allows for easy access to texts from all locations in the database:

More information about the locations in which texts were recorded can be found on dedicated pages:

Individual texts can be selected from a drop-down menu on the left of the screen:

Texts can be viewed in a detailed Token Display, in a simplified Line Display, and in Cyrillic Line transcription, all with a floating bar for audio control:

A simple search function allows for the identification of all tokens matching specific grammatical (or pragmatic) categories:

Users can locate all forms in the database derived from a given lemma (lexeme):

The presence of linguistic variables of interest to dialectologists, both simplex (such as definite article forms) and complex (such as reflexes of proto-Slavic vowels in specific environments) can be identified in tokens and displayed on a navigable map:

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Recommended Model for Citations

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (, visited on 1 March 2016)
Babjak 1: 13-15. In: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (, visited on 1 March 2016)

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