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Service Packs for SALT 20

Service Pack: SALT 20.2.9 posted on April 15, 2020

Download and run the appropriate executable file (below) to update your copy of SALT 20. Follow the installation instructions. Installing the service pack will not delete any of your data files.

for Windows® 10/8/7 (64 bit)

Note: contact support if you have a 32-bit operating system.

for Mac OSX v10.11-10.15


Included in Service Pack 20.2.9

  • Fixed problem when + Language plus line is missing in a transcript; the language defaults to the primary language (e.g., English).
  • Research version only: Tools menu --> Rectangular Data File. Standard Word Lists now includes a Language setting so that the word lists can be generated from any of the specified languages.

Earlier releases (also included in latest release)

  • Release 20.2.8 posted April 3, 2020
    • Fixed database locations on Mac, introduced in service pack 20.2.7.
    • Fixed rounding issue with database reports, e.g., -0.996 rounds to -1.0 on report but not highlighted.
    • Fixed language labels so there are no blank labels when editing.
  • Release 20.2.7 posted March 16, 2020
    • Allowed for multiple Language plus lines indicating multiple languages within same transcript.
    • Fixed problem selecting context and subgroup options in New Transcript dialogue box.
    • Added second default location for external reference databases.
    • Improved setup option for specifying default reference databases.
  • Release 20.2.6 posted March 6, 2020
    • Updated warning #7 to include line numbers of first occurrence of timed and untimed pauses.
    • Improved error detection for pause and timing line formats, e.g., :o4.
    • Edited database samples to correct pause and timing line formats (see previous bullet point).
    • Fixed problem related to multiple bound morphemes which caused the software to shut down.
    • Updated bilingual Analysis sample "Juan 9;6 FWAY Spanish SI and NSS.slt".
    • Added "Lucy NZPN.slt" transcript to Book samples for NZAU versions.
  • Release 20.2.5 posted February 10, 2020 (Windows version) and February 21, 2020 (Mac version)
    • Fixed problem with "Analyze menu --> Syntax/Morphology Summary" which caused the program to hang when an omitted bound morpheme was found but the non-omitted form was not found, e.g., /*S occurred in transcript but /S did not occur.
    • Edited the rectangular data file "Spanish Verbs.rif". 
    • Edited the following sample transcripts: Albany 9;1 APNF SI and NSS.slt, Alex 16;7 Con.slt, Laura 9;0 APNF SI and NSS.slt, Maria 7;3 FWAY English SI and NSS.slt, and Maria 7;3 FWAY Spanish SI and NSS.slt.
  • Release 20.2.4 posted December 12, 2019
    • Initial release (not a service pack).

for New Zealand & AustraliaService Packs for SALT-NZAU (New Zealand/Australia version)

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