Key resources and assistance for research in Linguistics.

Websites for Linguistics

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Linguistics Community

The websites in this tab are a selection of Linguistics-related communities which students and aspiring professionals will find useful.

Linguistic Data Consortium

the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is an open consortium of universities, libraries, corporations, and government research laboratories hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.
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Linguist List

The Linguist List is a comprehensive resource now edited at the Indiana University Department of Linguistics. The aim of the list is to provide a forum where academic linguists can discuss linguistic issues and exchange linguistic information.

Linguistic Society of America

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) is the major professional society in the United States that is exclusively dedicated to the advancement of the scientific study of language.

Modern Language Association 

The Modern Language Association (MLA) is one of the largest scholarly associations in the world, promoting "the study and teaching of languages and literatures through its programs, publications, annual convention, and advocacy work."

Open Language Archives Community

The Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating an worldwide virtual archival library of language resources.

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World Linguistics

This section includes databases, maps, etc. that have a large scope or worldwide scope.

Directory of Open Access Journals (Languages and Linguistics)

The DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, and peer-reviewed journals.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World 

A comprehensive reference work cataloging over 7,000 of the world’s known living languages, as well as 360 now extinct languages.

Links to Indigenous Languages

Northern Arizona University's index to Indigenous Education and Language.

Modern Language Association's Language Map 

A visual way to look at the cultural and language composition of the United States. The MLA Language Map uses data from a variety of sources to provide a snapshot of the distributions of languages spoken in the US, and language enrollment in universities and colleges.

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I Love Languages 

I Love Languages is a comprehensive catalog of 2400+ language-related resources. Some of these links are for commercial services and may have fees associated.

Less Commonly Taught Languages

The Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Project is sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). It's goal is to help advance the teaching and learning of LCTLs.

Lexicon of Linguistics

A dictionary of linguistics terminology from the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics.

Linguistics LC Classifications 

The Library of Congress' classification system breakdown for Languages and Linguistics. Use this when you want to browse, either online or in the library stacks.

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Logging in

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