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Linguistics Subject Guide: Recommended Websites

Recommended Websites

Selected Linguistics Meta Sites

Linguist List
A website run by linguistics professors and graduate students with over 2,000 pages of information; also hosts several linguistics mailing lists.

Linguistic Resources on the Internet (by SIL International)
A large collection of links to web sites on linguistics topics including speech, phonetics, morphology, grammar, syntax, semantics, languages, text analysis, corpus linguistics, and more.

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APiCS Online (Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures Online)
Shows the grammatical and lexical structures, and provides audio clips, of 76 pidgin and creole languages from around the world.

The most comprehensive database of information on languages has the number of speakers, locations, dialects, and other sociolinguistic data on over 6,900 languages.

European Minority Languages
Provides links to online resources on minority "or minoritized" languages; organized by language and by language family.

iLoveLanguages (formerly Human-Languages Page)
A redesign of The Human-Languages Page and the Languages catalog of the WWW Virtual Library, this site brings together over 2,400 links to information on languages (dictionaries, language lessons, etc.) from around the world.

IDEA (International Dialects of English Archive)
This archive provides downloadable recordings of accent and dialect speakers from many regions of the world.

International Clearing House for Endangered Languages
A collection of related information such as the UNESCO Red Book of Endangered Languages and links to more.

OLAC: Open Language Archives Community
A large library of language resources.

Omniglot: A Guide to Writing Systems & Languages of the World.
This site provides information on all languages and over 160 different alphabets and other writing systems.

Phonetic Alphabet Chart (by the International Phonetic Association)
This is the International Phonetic Alphabet, the standard used for phonetic representation of all languages.

Speech Accent Archive
This is a database of speech samples recorded by native and non-native speakers of English, in Quicktime format. Searchable by language of the speaker and geographic region. Also has phonetic inventory of world languages and links to more information on world languages, phonetics and accents.

World Atlas of Language Structures Online
A database by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, WALS Online allows you to search by language, feature, etc. to find information on structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages.


For dictionaries and language learning resources see also the Mount Allison U. Library subject guides for French, German, Japanese, and Spanish, and the Online Reference page: Language Dictionaries & Thesauri.

The New Brunswick Public Library System provides free online access to Rosetta Stone language learning programs for over thirty languages. Free for anyone with a New Brunswick public library card.


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Nonverbal Communication

Center for Nonverbal Studies
The main part of this site is the Nonverbal Dictionary of Gestures, Signs, and Body Language Cues compiled by David Given, a CNS researcher. The dictionary includes hundreds of entries with illustrations and scientific explanations.

American Sign Language Browser (by Michigan State University)
An online ASL dictionary that allows you to see a QuickTime video of each word being signed.

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