Part of the Academic Blogs wiki, the Blogs in Linguistics and Philosophy Web page provides a substantial list of weblogs maintained by scholars in these two fields. Links to the blogs are given, some of which are accompanied by a short description. As the site is a wiki, users are encouraged to contribute details of other suitable blogs, and to expand or provide descriptions for those already listed. The blogs featured are varied in approach and tone, ranging from the strictly academic to more informal journals: posts include scholarly essays, book reviews, personal responses to current issues (both within the academic sphere and more generally), and conference reports. The mingling of philosophy and linguistics blogs makes this resource slightly less user friendly than it could be (although it is often possible to deduce the subject matter from the blog's title), but this remains a very useful site, especially for those wishing to forge online links with other academics in the field.
The website "Acta Universitatis Nicolai Copernici. Nauki Humanistyczno-Społeczne. Filologia Polska" (Acta of Nicolaus Copernicus University. Humanities and social science. Polish philology) contains the digitised version of this academic journal, hosted by the Kujawsko-Pomorska Digital Library. The site is in English but the studies and articles in the journal are in Polish. The page lists all the available issues (1959-2005) which can be further accessed and downloaded by clicking on each issue number. A description of the journal is offered, which is a standard library catalogue description with title, publisher, date of publication and the institution which created the digitised version, in this case being the University of Toruń Library. Each issue of the journal can be opened by clicking on the book icon, while the yellow post-it icon reveals the description of that issue. On opening an issue of the journal, the user can choose the option for display (DjVu built-in applet or own software), and default settings can be stored on the computer. Each page can be also bookmarked. The journals can be navigated page by page in the viewer, but a search for keywords is available. An advanced search through the entire collection of the journal and the digital library holdings is also possible.
Ad-Versus is a peer-reviewed scholarly electronic journal which publishes research in the field of semiotics and linguistics in general, with some emphasis on theoretical approaches and their applications within contemporary European and American society and culture. Contributions to the journal may be written in Spanish, Italian, French or Portuguese and may take the form of articles, book reviews, notes, or parts of themed dossiers. The contents of all issues published to date are freely available online, and each issue focuses on a particular theme, such as: the ethics of reading; structuralism in the Slavic semiotic tradition; and linguistic alienation or subjectivity and semiotic relativism, from Gramsci to Wittgenstein. Links to related online resources for semiotics are provided, but users should note that some sections of the website, such as a collection of sound files and an index of articles and contributors, were not available at the time of cataloguing. This does not detract, however, from the scholarly content of the rest of the site which should be of interest to those working broadly within semiotics.
The alphaDictionary website is an excellent gateway to online dictionaries, grammars and other resources for a huge range of languages. It features a collection of links to dictionaries, all of which have been selected and evaluated by the website's team, together with specialty thematic dictionaries, and other reference resources such as thesauri, lexical databases, and pronunciation and phrase dictionaries. Of interest also is the site's collection of online articles by its founder, Dr Robert Beard, on language-related topics. Here users will find pieces on grammar and style, slang, language anomalies and much more. Language games (including online crosswords) and other fun features are available (such as listings of word oddities, puns, spoonerisms and limericks): these are particularly useful for learners of English. The site also features a lively discussion forum and a blog. In short, this is a rich and valuable resource for anyone interesting in language in itself (with an emphasis on English), and will serve as an ideal first port-of-call for students of foreign languages who are seeking good reference tools.
Ampersand is the Elsevier Science linguistics newsletter, which aims to keep researchers abreast of new publications in the field. It is an electronic journal based on a collection of academic periodicals published by Elsevier Science. Ampersand provides journal abstracts, information on recent publications, a mailing list, and an alerting service. The journal comes out twice a year. Each issue focuses on a particular linguistic area and offers a selection of abstracts related to it. Back Issues are available as PDF files on the site. Ampersand also has a Contents Direct (email alerting) service; a mailing list for subscribers to the journal; and a conference calendar. The site is a fairly sophisticated electronic document which requires some patience and skill to get used to, but it is a useful resource for people who want to get a quick glimpse over what is going on in their area at the moment.
This is the homepage of Ann Copestake, university lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests are within the areas of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing (NLP), especially concerning formal representation issues, compositional and lexical semantics and natural language generation, mostly within the framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). On the site there are links to a list of her publications, some of them accessible as PDF-files and to research project she has been involved in, such as: Integrating pragmatic insights with HPSG: an exploration of theoretical and methodological issues; DELPH-IN, a loosely structured consortium of researchers developing open source grammars and technology for linguistically-motivated NLP; and SciBorg: Extracting the Science from Scientific Publications.
This website makes available the series of working papers Antwerp Papers in Linguistics in full as PDFs. Issues from 2002 onwards are available whereas issue titles only are listed from 1985. A subscription is no longer required. Readers may register with a mailing list to be kept informed about publication of the latest issue. APiL contains papers by staff and research students of the Department of Linguistics of Antwerp University. Topics include cognitive linguistics; pragmatics; functional linguistics; and language acquisition. Three or four issues are published every year. The contributions concern different European languages, and are mostly written in either English or Dutch. These papers represent an excellent resource for linguistic research.
Arbeitsstelle Computerphilologie an der Uni Hamburg (ACP), is the website of the Natural language systems computing group at the University of Hamburg, whose interdisciplinary research is based on computer-assisted text analysis. The site makes available information on: the group members and their research projects; training meetings; qualifications offered; C-Phil Online, an introductory e-Learning-course on computational linguistics. Also available are links to: the group's seminars; subject-related portals; extensive teaching and research-related bibliography; and computational linguistics tools, such as text indexing and retrieval software. There is also an archive of the group's reports for 2000-2003 and a members-only project room. Predominantly in German, the site makes available core information in English as well. The site could be of use to researchers and students interested in natural language computer processing.
This is the home page of the "Argumentum", the peer-reviewed e-journal published by the Graduate School for Linguistics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. The site is bilingual, Hungarian and English, thus being available to a wide scholarly audience. However, the introduction and the guidelines for submissions of articles are written only in Hungarian. The English version of these can be read under the "technical guide". Argumentum is published once a year. The articles in the review are written in a variety of languages. They can be accessed either through the "content" menu which directs to the latest issue or through the "archive". The first "Argumentum" appeared in 2005. The focus of the annual covers literary and linguistic studies in all areas of world literature, of various tongues and from the middle ages onward. The articles are in PDF format. The site also offers a link to the home page of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Debrecen.
AskOxford.com is a language-orientated entertainment and academic reference resource focusing on the needs and interests of undergraduates and the general public. It is maintained by Oxford University Press (OUP) as a gateway to primarily English language web-based tools. Current attractions include the quote and proverb of the week, the history of Scrabble and a popular guide to the origins and nature of World English.The site's major strength is a collection of links relating to the improvement of writing skills ranging from spelling, punctuation and vocabulary tips to more complex assistance concerning the preparation of essays, reports, and notes and presentations for meetings. Links to related commercially available OUP products are also provided.In addition, there are some general formatting and punctuation instructions in English for the proper preparation of documents in French, German, and Spanish, as well as a list of useful linguistic and cultural resources under headings for each of these languages and Italian.
AULC is an organisation for all staff working in HE language departments and centres in the UK and Ireland. Through regular meetings and special interest groups, AULC provides networking opportunities for all staff with responsibilities or interests in administration, research, language advising, resources, or technical matters. As well as providing accesss to AULC documents such as minutes and reports, and to the AULC mailing list, the website provides a useful list of related organisations and miscellaneous links to documents such as the Nuffield Languages Enquiry.
This website is a bibliography of works investigating little-known and little-studied languages of South Asia. It is a collaborative work using contributions from a large group of scholars to make up the listings provided. More popular languages, such as Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati, are not included in this bibliography. The languages are presented in groups for ease of navigation. There are also: a searchable PDF map giving the locations of languages in the South Asian region; a page giving the addresses of a number of email lists; and a large and well-maintained page of links to other sites of interest to linguists. A useful, easy-to-use site which will interest scholars of South Asian languages.
Biolinguistics is an online journal concerned with the area of theoretical linguistics that is based on the idea of a biological foundation for human language. The editorial board is made up of scholars from a diverse range of fields such as: theoretical linguistics; language acquisition; language change; theoretical biology; genetics; philosophy of mind; and cognitive psychology. The first issue contains contributions by Noam Chomsky and Juan Uriagereka, who both are highly influential in the field of biolinguistics. At the time of review only four issues were available. To get access to the articles registration is required although the registration is free of cost. This journal is of interest to researchers and students in the area of theoretical linguistics.
The Calgary Papers in Linguistics website contains academic articles published by faculty and students at the University of Calgary. The journal is published annually and the articles are referred. It is published by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Calgary. At the time of review the archive only gives access to volumes 22, 25 and 26 (2000, 2004 and 2005) with abstracts and full articles in PDF format, although the index goes back to volume 2, 1976. The published articles covers a wide variety of subjects, with titles such as: The Semantics of the Bare Noun in Turkish; Palatalization in Lakhota; and The role of sonority in Blackfoot phonotactics. This is a useful resource for students and researchers of linguistics.
California Linguistics Notes (CLN) is a scholarly ejournal that publishes articles on theoretical, experimental and applied linguistics. Contributions have included: analysis of word order and agreement features in Arabic within Chomsky's Minimalist Programme; Baila lyrics as giving expression to Sri Lankan culture and society; teaching of English in Japan; evidence for the distinction between inflectional and derivational morphology from Judeo-Spanish; and a critique of the theoretical basis for the brain scan technology in the contexts of phonology and dyslexia. Publications, in the form of articles and book reviews, can freely be downloaded from the website in HTML or PDF format. The online version of CLN, which first came out in 2001, is a continuation of the print version, which has since been discontinued. The journal will prove invaluable to undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty.
The Catalan Journal of Linguistics (ISSN 1695-6885) is a peer reviewed electronic scholarly journal which publishes research papers concerned with theories of the structure of particular languages. The journal's focus is predominantly Catalan and Romance languages, but its scope is open to the linguistic study of any language. This annual publication has developed out of and continues the work of its predecessor, Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics, which is also available online. The first volume of the new journal was published in 2002, and all articles are freely available on this site. Themes covered by the volumes have included the grammar of clitics (with articles on the OCP effects of Catalan cliticisation and clitic combinations in the syntax of Romance); Romance intonation (with articles on prosody and sentence disambiguation in European Portuguese, and the Spanish intonation of speakers of a Basque pitch-accent dialect); and the semantics of nominals (with articles on specificity and differential object marking in Spanish, and lexicalisation of light verb structures and the semantics of nouns in Romance languages). This journal represents a valuable contribution to theoretical linguistics in Romance languages.
The Center for Language Sciences is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental unit at the University of Rochester, USA. The centre was founded to promote research within the area of language in many different disciplines, such as: linguistics; psychology; cognitive science; neuroscience; computer science; engineering; and philosophy. The centre conducts research in areas such as: online processing of spoken language; language acquisition and language change; and machine implementations of natural language understanding, just to mention a few. The result is presented in the working papers that are freely downloadable from the site as PDF-files. There is a bibliography on the site and information about studies at the centre. The website is easy to navigate and may be of interest to researchers and students studying language in any form.
This is the website for the Chartered Institute of Linguists, an accredited awarding body for the applied linguistics community. The site provides access to: services such as Find-a-Linguist and to the NRPSI (National Register of Public Service Interpreters); a list of organisations of interest to professional linguists, recommended by translators, interpreters or examiners; the history and rationale for the Institute of Linguists; membership benefits and further continuing professional development; a calendar of events (mainly concerning interpreting and translating conferences); job opportunities and an open access, unmoderated discussion forum for linguists and linguistic matters. News flashes and press releases are posted prominently on the home page. The Institute's journal, The Linguist, contains articles of academic and practical interest, and extracts from the current issue's main articles are available from The Linguist's own website, which is linked from this site. This should be a useful starting places for linguists looking to become more involved in their field.
This site provides a forum for the scholarly discussion of philosophical issues arising from the work of Noam Chomsky. It forms part of the University of Chicago Philosophy Project and will be of interest to graduate students and researchers. Various members of the discussion group (which there is the option of joining) contribute papers regarding such issues as the innateness hypothesis and rule-following. There are also transcripts of exchanges between members of the group, and a common reading list to which all of the contributors refer. Although not particularly attractive, the site is easy enough to navigate.
Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación (CLAC) (ISSN 1576-4737) is a peer reviewed electronic journal devoted to the application of linguistic theory to language usage. The journal is published four times per year by the Complutense University of Madrid, and began in 2000. The majority of articles are written in Spanish (although there are some articles in English, French, Portuguese and German) and the journal's focus is predominantly - but by no means exclusively - Spanish language and linguistics, related to both the Iberian peninsula and Latin America. Users may browse articles by issue, author, or by type of contribution such as book review or announcement (new peer reviewed journals are announced via this publication). The journal's articles are diverse, and users will find studies on, for example: aspects on syntax in conversational Spanish; the question of sexism in Spanish lexicography; and sociolinguistic and didactic considerations on English-Spanish cross-cultural awareness. The linguistics of other European languages also feature to a significant extent in the journal, as do studies of language teaching and learning. The diversity of the contents means that this journal should have a wide appeal, and offer material of interest to anyone working within linguistics. Forthcoming conferences are also announced on this site.
The Colorado Research in Linguistic website is an online interface to a journal in language studies. The journal publishes articles by affiliates of the University of Colorado at Boulder who are engaged in language studies. The submission guidelines give no limitations to subjects but there seems to be a preference for sociolinguistics rather than strict grammar studies. The online version of the journal contains abstracts and full articles and book reviews in PDF-format and abstracts of theses and conference presentations. All issues from volume 17, issue 1, 2004 are available online. The earlier issues are not included in the website not even as contents or abstracts. This site is sparse in its information but contain some articles and abstracts that may be of interest for students and researchers within the area of sociolinguistics.
Credo Reference (CredoReference formerly Xrefer) is a digital reference library containing the texts and images from over 150 printed reference works. There are over a million separate entries in total. Credo reference covers the full spectrum of academic and general interest subjects, with the arts and humanities well represented. Reference works include various dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, atlases, plus subject specific titles. History titles include works such as Routledge's Companion to British History and various Who's Who titles; there is also the Dictionary of British History, the Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance; and a Concise Atlas of World History. For philosophers there is the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, the Macmillan Dictionary of Philosophy, plus the Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics is also provided. For students of literature there is a Dictionary of Shakespeare, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of English Literature, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, and the Cambridge Guide to Theatre. An Atlas of the Bible and the Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible, along with a Who's Who of Old and New Testament characters provide useful reference resources for Bible scholars. There are also a couple of resources that might be useful to Classicists. All volumes may be search simultaneously, or searches may be narrowed to a particular subject area, or a particular reference work. Many entries contain hyperlinks across reference works to related subjects of interest. Credo reference is a subscription service and is available to higher and further education institutions in the UK under a license agreement negotiated by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
The CSLI Publications website contains information about printed books for sale along with an extensive collection of books, articles and technical reports that are made available online and for free by the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) at Stanford University. The links to the free resources are not immediately obvious: they can be found at the bottom of the opening page, or in a section towards the end of the site's catalogue. The publications on these sites cover a broad variety of linguistics sub-disciplines. The online material, however, is concerned mainly with child language research, computational linguistics and proceedings from conferences in Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) and Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). In addition there is a collection of available works by Sylvain Bromberger.
The website of Professor David Crystal, OBE, who is recognised worldwide as being among the foremost language specialists, offers full bibliographic records of all his publications. This site would be useful for students beginning research in linguistics and language in education, as it brings together full information and an overview of Professor Crystal's work, which offers an insight into his authority in his subject. The site includes a biography, detailing his extensive record of achievements in the field of language and his association with bodies such as the UK National Literacy Association, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, and the National Association of Professionals Concerned with Language Impaired Children. A chronological listing of his publications starts with his first article, A language must change to keep pace with society (1963), and goes up to his most recent books, including Shakespeare's words, written with his son, Ben Crystal. Each text may also be located under specific headings, such as Child Language, Clinical Linguistics, Creative Writing, Internet Language, Language Death and Stylistics, Language and Literature. Further features of the site are details of his company, Crystal Reference, and their databases, samples of which may be viewed free of charge. Links are available to his subscription websites.
DOBES (Documentation of Endangered Languages) is a programme, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, intended to record and document languages that are threatened with extinction. The project coordinates various teams around the world, and this website provides details about each team and the language they are studying, as well as cultural background. This is a well-structured and informative site that will be of value to researchers and students at various levels. The site archives the linguistic information that the teams have assembled, and the archives are freely available to anyone interested. In most cases, the teams record the language they are studying both in an audio format and transcribed in an orthography based on the Latin alphabet. The data can be accessed via metadata browsing or geographical browsing. The latter involves a clickable map, with the name of each language project leading to detailed information, including data samples (where currently available). The website provides information on the programme's aims, application guidelines for new projects, and training courses. It also gives a number of links to other Internet sites or organisations that are attempting to document disappearing languages. Software used in psycholinguistic study and analysis may be downloaded from this site.
The European Humanities Research Centre (EHRC) is an interdisciplinary forum for scholars in the European humanities, linked to the Faculty of medieval and modern languages of Oxford University. This website provides information about their activities, including conferences, international networks and Oxford based lectures. A list of fellows and visiting scholars is useful for contact. The site links to LEGENDA and to Oxford German Studies, previously published by EHRC but now independent. EHRC is still closely involved with the collaborative publication of Forum for anthropology and culture, established by the Peter the Great Museum of anthropology.
EuroLinguistiX, or ELiX, is a website devoted to research into the linguistics of European languages, with particular emphasis on: linguistics and cultural history; language systems; sociology of language; language politics; and international communication. With the intention of being a central forum for scholarly discussion on European linguistics, the site publishes a peer reviewed journal, runs a lively online forum, and provides a good collection of links to related online resources. However users should find the forum interesting: contributions may be in English, French, Spanish, German or Italian and to date have addressed a variety of European language and linguistic topics. The collection of links leads to valuable resources, making this a useful site for languages teachers and researchers alike.
The Endangered Language Fund is based in the USA but supports projects protecting and documenting languages threatened with extinction all over the world. Its website provides: summaries of current and past projects; an archive of materials gathered in previous projects, including audio files; details of how to apply for funding; information on the Fund's outreach work to schools and other organisations in New England; and news and events. The language resources section is a well-annotated list of links to websites of: projects and other organisations involved in funding, protecting and revitalising endangered and indigenous languages: online books; and information on languages.
This is the archived website of the Endangered Languages of the Pacific Rim project, which was carried out by a research group from several Japanese and other universities between 1999 and 2003. The site is available in parallel English and Japanese versions and provides: an outline of the project's scope, objectives and specific topics; its organisation (several research units focusing on different geographical areas and methodological issues) and contact details; programmes of meetings and conferences; related essays; and links to PDF files of journal reviews of some of the publications resulting from the project.
This website provides a comprehensive survey of endangered languages on film, video and DVD. Around 100 documentaries and other films in or about threatened languages from many different countries are listed and described. The site has a summary, followed by a list of recent productions (since 2000), an index of countries and languages, and more detailed information. Descriptions of the films are accompanied in many cases by links to websites of production companies with more information. There are also some links to radio broadcasts and to other relevant websites.
Endangered Languages is a user group on the last.FM music website; the group is dedicated to music performed in threatened and indigenous languages from many regions of the world. As well as sample audio clips from tracks and albums that can be purchased as mp3 files, there are links to other websites where albums can be downloaded for free. The Artists Directory lists performers and their works according to geographical region and language; articles on the languages and on the cultural and linguistic background of the singers and musicians are included in many cases. There is also a discussion forum and a section for users' recommendations. Although this is a commercial site, it is a useful introduction to how music is being used in the cause of language revival.
The website, JISCmail: Mailing Lists: European Cultures/Languages, is an extremely useful site for making contact with academics and researchers in various fields of European Studies. The site provides a list of mailing lists intended for the use of those in third level institutions, for a large number of subjects, including: ab-initio-German; Area Studies; Scottish Gaelic; Cultural History; East-West research; Scouse; and Teachers of Old English in Britain. It is useful for postgraduates and researchers to check the lists for coverage of their subject, as there is ample information on forthcoming conferences, and the research interests of academics working in various fields. Each list has information about the list, its owner, postings and an archive of past postings. An extremely useful resource for all academics.
Foreignword.com is a web resource enabling users to search for definitions or translations of words in over 200 separate online dictionaries. Over 60 languages are catered for, with monolingual translations providing word definitions. Each included dictionary must be searched individually, although the word to be defined need not be re-entered between searches. The format of the result varies depending upon the dictionary used, but all are clear and intelligible. Elsewhere on the site, links are provided to free and trial versions of translation packages (that can translate phrases and sentences in addition to single words). A well-used web forum provides an area for the discussion of computer translation issues. Links are also provided to translation associations, agencies, articles, and other websites. The site also includes CV depositing and reading facilities for those seeking employment in the translation and interpretation industries.
Forum: Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS) is a peer-reviewed online journal for qualitative research, which began in 1999. FQS issues are published tri-annually in English, German and Spanish. All full-texts are available for free. Funding has been received from DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the central public funding organisation for academic research in Germany) to extend the FQS into an international and interdisciplinary gateway qualitative-research.net. The aim of FQS is to promote discussion and cooperation between qualitative researchers from different countries and disciplines, including social science, history, linguistics, and philosophy. Issues are themed, and recent subjects include: Subjectivity and Reflexivity in Qualitative Research; Using Technology in Qualitative Research; Cultural Sciences; Qualitative and Quantitative Research; and Text, Archive, Re-Analysis. For example, an article in that latter issue is Problems of Archiving Oral History Interviews. The Example of the Archive 'German Memory. The full-text, sometimes in all three languages, is available in HTML and PDF. When the full-text is not translated from the original language an abstract is provided in the other languages of the journal. There is a discussion board linked to every article.
Glossa is a international peer reviewed journal that covers a wide variety of subjects within the subject area of linguistics. The site contains contents for all issues, from volume 1, number 1, 2006, and articles in PDF-format for later issues, at time of review from volume 3, number 1, 2007. The journal has an inclusive view of language and accepts submissions from all areas of Social Sciences and the Humanities. The articles are in English and Spanish.
The Glossary of Linguistic Terms is a glossary of terms used in the morphological, syntactic and pragmatic analysis of text. It was compiled by the International Linguistics Department of the Summer School of Linguistics and contains over 950 technical terms. The glossary is available on CD-ROM and as an online edition.The glossary is easily searchable through a keyword search facility and an alphabetised contents list. Each entry has numerous cross-reference links to other entries and gives full bibliographic details about its sources. The website describes itself as a living glossary, and welcomes contributions from users of additions or corrections.The SIL Linguistic Glossary is a very useful and valuable reference tool for linguistic students, teachers and researchers.
The Glottopedia website is a wiki, a freely editable encyclopaedia of linguistics. Glottopedia is multilingual and contain articles in: English; German; Russian; Chinese; and Spanish at the moment but will be extended to more languages in the future. The idea behind a wiki is that the readers will contribute, edit and debate the articles and may, thus, be said to be true to the spirit of science and scholarship. Glottopedia is, at the time of review, limited to a smaller number of articles although the Syntax section contains some 300 articles. There seems to be a bias towards generative grammar and many subjects are still missing but that will hopefully be remedied in the future and with the participation of the linguistic community. The website uses an interface similar to Wikipedia and is easy to access and navigate. This promises to be an invaluable resource for students and researchers in all areas of linguistics alike.
The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project (HRELP) is based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London and is funded by the Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund to document as many endangered languages as possible. The project provides practical support and encouragement to maintain and help defend cultural and linguistic diversity. Through the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme the Project awards grants to support collaborative projects involving linguistic fieldwork, and the development of data repositories for threatened languages. The Endangered Languages Archive is intended to be a major new centre for the repository of digital data for the linguistic and social sciences. An annotated list of links around 250 online resources for endangered languages is a particularly valuable feature of the site. There is also information on posts available with the Project for those trained in linguistics, on research grants and postgraduate bursaries available, and on the new MA and Phd programmes that have been carefully developed to train a new generation of academics to record and preserve over 3,000 endangered languages.
iLoveLanguages is a constantly growing guide to language-related web resources, with over 2400 links at present. Its aim is to list, categorise and promote Internet resources for the learning and use of the languages of the world. The site is a mixture of academic, amateur and commercial resources. It offers a wide range of material, from advertisements of courses in business English through a virtual library of Australian indigenous languages to information about less well-known languages, including artificial languages. The page was started in 1994 as the Human-Languages Page. Since then, it has received numerous awards as a web resource. It is well organised and easy to search, has a search facility, and welcomes new contributions. It offers a multitude of services, including job information, machine translation, and online lesson plans, teaching materials and language tutorials. iLoveLanguages will be of value to everyone genuinely interested in the languages of the world, to people willing to learn or improve their knowledge of another tongue, as well as to academics seeking reliable information for research.
In Other Words: a Lexicon of the Humanities is an online reference source of terms used in several related areas: literary criticism; linguistics; rhetoric; and identity politics. The lexicon aims to provide scholars with the necessary terminology to allow them to cross over from one discipline to another and to understand the generally accepted reference terms of other disciplines. The lexicon provides a basic glossary area for provisional definitions; a collection of quotes from authors illustrating the use of terms; and a bibliography of all the sources cited. The site was first created in 1996 and does not show any immediate signs of having been updated since. Some entries are still under construction. Contributions are welcomed.
This is the website of the Indigenous Language Institute, a non-profit organisation based in the USA that supports community-based language revitalisation initiatives. While the Institute's main focus is on the native languages of the Americas (particularly North America), it has since 2000 expanded its alliance with indigenous communities in other parts of the world. The site provides information about the organisation's mission, activities and staff. A key part of its work is using multi-media and computer technology to develop language teaching and learning materials, including special computer fonts, and in providing technical training; this work is outlined in the Tech Center section of the site. The Showcase section highlights some of the projects created by native speakers on the Institute's courses, such as story books in Cherokee and Maskoke, and digital stories combining text, pictures and audio (although the latter did not work at the time of cataloguing). Back issues of the organisation's biannual newsletter, 'Native Language Network' can be downloaded as PDF files from the Publications section. The 'Awakening our languages' handbooks on planning, designing and implementing language programmes are also described here, and they can be bought via the Marketplace section.
This set of online tutorials in mainly Indo-European languages is a labour of love for Jennifer Wagner, a lecturer in English at University of Savoie. In the tutorials the basic elements of each language is presented along with examples. This is by no means an authoritative source for information about the languages on the site but may function as a clear and easily accessible starting point for studying them. The languages with tutorials on the page are French; German; Spanish; Portuguese; Italian; Dutch; Swedish; Norwegian; Icelandic; Faroese; Croatian; Russian; and Ukrainian. Three non-Indo-European languages are included, Finnish; Turkish; and Indonesian. The French section is by far the largest but German; Spanish; Italian; and Swedish are also quite extended. This site is a useful starting point for the study of the languages included.
The International Conference on Austronesian Endangered Languages Documentation, June 5-7, 2000, held in Taiwan, brought together international scholars of many aspects of documenting and training for the threatened languages of this major language family. This website provides information on the conference programme and topics covered, which included: language corpus-building; documentation initiatives; digital archiving; teaching and learning; software and e-learning; language revitalisation; language transmission; and capacity building. Full texts of the conference papers can be downloaded in PDF format from the section headed Download Pre-conference Proceedings. The site can be accessed in largely parallel English and Chinese versions (the papers are only available in English).
This is a list of useful linguistic resources on the Web compiled by the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge. The list is by no means comprehensive or definitive, neither are the resources endorsed by the University of Cambridge. Still this is a good starting point for further searches for linguistics resources on the Web. The list is divided into sub groups, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL); Language Faculties and Departments; Language Centres; On-line Resources and Dictionaries; Humanities Podcast Resources; Resources for Language Teaching Officers; and Fun.
This is the website of the Japanese Language Research Center (JLRC), Osaka Shoin Women's College. The English version of the site provides: information on the Center and its staff; a list of the College's final-year undergraduate linguistics dissertations of 1996; a report by visiting scholar, Dennis Preston, an American linguist, to the Japan Science Foundation; information on the Japanese Linguistics and Literature Database Association of Western Japan (DB-West); and related links. As well as the above sections, the more comprehensive Japanese version includes: a link to the Kinki Society of Phonetics; lists of contents of the Center's Reports; and lists of publications by Center staff.
Journal of Intercultural Communication is an online peer reviewed journal which promotes research, education and training in the area of communication between people with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The journal has developed from the activities of the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication. It is published by the Immigrant Institute, Sweden and edited by Jens Allwood (Department of linguistics, Göteborgs universitet). The journal operates a system of gradual publication, adding articles as and when they are ready for a particular issue, rather than holding back until all have been accepted. The site contains articles in the current issue listed on the home page as well as archives of previous issues from issue 1, 1999. Links to related organisations and conferences including The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR); and Grupo CRIT - Comunicación y Relaciones Interculturales y Transculturales are provided as are details of the editorial board and guidelines for submissions.
The Journal of Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS) is a full-text ejournal, published by the The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS). At June 2009 there are 43 issues online, freely offering articles for download as PDF files. The journal is published in English. While many articles are about identity and/or linguistic issues, there are also many articles of interest to those in media studies. Example article titles from recent issues are: 'Islands in the Stream: Media Usage Patterns in the United Arab Emirates'; 'Gypsy Stereotypes and Ideology Levels in two European Feature Films'; 'The Conceptual Change of Online Journalism, 1995-2005', and 'A Survey of Japanese TV Commercials in the Past Ten Years', among many others. The ICS website has details of the journal editor, and the submission requirements. This may be an especially useful journal for those interested in the linguistic aspects of cultural identity and media.
The Journal of Language and Linguistics is a freely-available refereed electronic journal. The journal publishes articles in the area of language studies, linguistics, literature and language teaching. The topics are not restricted to any particular language, time period, subject area, or school of thought. Since its launch in 2002, up to four issues have been published every year. These are all available in full-text on the journal website, free of charge. In addition to the journal articles, the website contains information about the editorial board and notes to contributors.
The Journal of Linguistics is published three times a year by the Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB). It covers all aspects of theoretical linguistics: syntax; morphology; phonology; phonetics; semantics; pragmatics; historical, sociological, computational, psychological and applied aspects of language and linguistic theory. It also surveys recent publications and reviews works which make important contributions to the field. The site has a link to Cambridge Journals Online, which gives access to journal abstracts. Registration is required for more advanced services such as email alerting, saving searches, and saving links to articles. The journal is available to institutions in print and electronic form; to individuals in print only. Discounts are available to members of the British Association of Applied Linguistics and the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. The journal is free of charge for members of LAGB.
LAGB, the Linguistic Association of Great Britain, is Britain's leading professional association for the study of linguistics. It promotes the study of linguistics, provides a forum for academic discussion, publishes a Journal of Linguistics, a British Linguistic Newsletter, and organises two conferences each year. The scope of research of the LAGB is large and covers all branches of linguistics: formal, informal; theoretical, descriptive; synchronic, diachronic; social, psychological. The site provides general information on the LAGB, constitution and rules, membership information, a mailing list for messages of general interest, notice-boards (jobs, conferences), information about UK linguistics departments, minutes of annual general meetings, and links to other resources for linguists.
Language and Communication is a journal published by Elsevier ScienceDirect. It is intended to provide a forum for discussing communication issues of interdisciplinary significance. It is specifically targeted at linguists and researchers interested in the study of verbal and non-verbal communication. Articles span a wide range of topics, from children's prosodic characteristics to Nepalese love letters. Abstracts and contents are available online from volume 1, issue 1, 1981. Some sample issues are fully accessible online. The site advertises the contents of forthcoming special editions, and provides the contact details of the editors. Ordering information is supplied.
This is a website for a Scandinavian research project undertaken in 1997-2000. It is dedicated to certain problems in the philosophy of language, namely the relation between language seen as a syntactic-semantic system and the use of language within a context of human practice. The general philosophical background of the project is largely shaped by the ideas of Gottlob Frege, one of the influential figures in modern philosophy of language. The researchers are challenging a point of view predominant in analytical philosophy of language and contemporary linguistics. This view states that linguistic phenomena can be captured by the description of language as a syntactic-semantic system. The philosophical institutions participating in the project are: Åbo Akademi University; the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim; Uppsala University; and the University of Iceland. The site presents an overview of the project; the texts of a selection of papers that have arisen from the project's research in HTML and Word format; and the introduction to the book The Practice of Language, which summarises the ideas behind the research. This site is of interest to linguistics and philosophers of language. At the time of review the site hadn't been updated since 1999.
The Language Archives Newsletter is a peer-reviewed ejournal to which users can subscribe, run out of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The project represents endangered languages and issues from the first volume can be accessed - these date from 2004. The issues are available in PDF form and so requires Adobe Acrobat. Much of the information is on the technical aspects of archiving and preserving language, be it digitalization, recording or the production of multimedia materials. This is an interesting site for those with a focus on language preservation, teaching endangered or minority languages or linguistics. Topics discussed include: ELAN native media handling; the LinguaPax forum on language diversity, sustainability, and peace; HRELP and the ELAR archive at SOAS, University of London; and Ethnology in language documentation.
The Language Varieties website explains the differences between creole and pidgin languages, regional dialects, minority dialects, and indigenised varieties. It presents illustrative examples of the different types, with web pages devoted to the origins, vocabularies, and grammars, of: Hawaiian Creole English; African American English (Ebonics); Jamaican Creole (Patois); Newcastle upon Tyne dialect (Geordie); Kamtok (Cameroon Pidgin English); Singapore Colloquial English (Singlish); Aboriginal English; Tok Pisin; and Bislama. There are audio recordings available of some of the above. The website also provides some tips for teachers, a list of links to other websites, and a bibliography.
Language@Internet is a peer reviewed electronic journal which focuses on the role of language within information and communication technologies. Rather than publish issues and volumes, articles are made available as and when they are ready. The editors hope that the journal's online platform will enable innovative publication formats, and allow authors to incorporate a range of multimedia resources within their papers. Articles may either be accessed as HTML or PDF. The site also lists forthcoming events of interest, and aims to also post news from the field and letters to and from the editor. Full submission details are provided, together with information on how to become a reader for the journal.
Lexicon of Linguistics is a useful online reference source for students of linguistics compiled at Utrecht University. The Lexicon gives brief and succinct definitions of linguistic terms and cross-references to related terms. The definitions and explanations appear to be highly theory specific and there is, for example, a bias towards Chomskyan theories and logical semantics. The selected items are quite advanced, which makes the Lexicon useful beyond the undergraduate level. There are also links to cited sources and further reading. The entries can be searched by keyword or browsed alphabetically. New contributions are welcomed.
The Linguist List is a mailing list for linguists and is the major site for everyone involved in studying, teaching, or researching linguistics. It was founded in 1990 and since then has accumulated a massive amount of information, including conferences; calls for participation; jobs; addresses; dissertation abstracts; discussion groups; queries and responses; support for students; book reviews; downloadable software. It provides a forum for academic linguists to discuss linguistic issues and exchange information and ideas, and has subscribers from over 90 countries. It is a very interactive site, full of useful information and links, and a must for every linguist.
Linguistic Bibliography Online is a comprehensive bibliographic database for linguistics, providing bibliographical references to scholarly publications in all areas of linguistics and for all languages across the world. Based upon the print version of Linguistic Bibliography (dating from 1993 to 2003) is freely available and can be searched in a number of ways. All publications are listed in their original language with efforts to provide English translations where necessary in order to facilitate access to the resource in question. Over 2,000 periodicals are indexed in the database, including publications in related fields such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and computer science. The database is maintained by a network of subject specialists to ensure worldwide in-depth coverage. Full guidelines are provided to help users to search the database, and its broad scope makes Linguistic Bibliography Online a crucial resource for all linguists, working in any field.
This is the website for the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), an international academic organisation which promotes linguistic studies. Some of its major activities are: the publication of the prestigious journal Language; organising an annual meeting for presenting papers; and a biennial summer institute, which offers a wide range of courses and seminars. The website is directed towards professional scholars and students interested in general linguistics, and welcomes new applications for membership to the organisation. By joining the LSA, members can receive four issues of the journal Language and are entitled to a discount on subscription. The site provides information about: conferences; grants; jobs; directory of members; links to other organisations and publishers; and current and back issues of the LSA bulletin. There is also a section for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), which gives summaries of different topics in linguistics. In addition, the site hosts two free services: Ask a Linguist, where interested users can inquire about any topic related to linguistics; and the Linguist List, where users can search for resources about any field in linguistics. Site navigation is simple and done through the site map. This is a good resource for scholars, students, as well as all those interested in various linguistic problems.
The Linguistic Society of Japan (Nihon Gengo Gakkai) is a scholarly research association concerned with the study of languages. Its website is available in largely parallel English and Japanese versions and is divided into four broad sections: the Society (membership, committees, news); the biannual conferences (programmes of past conferences and information on the forthcoming one); the Society's biannual journal 'Gengo Kenkyū (Language Research)' (manuscript submission, tables of contents of past issues since 1939, and details of how to obtain back numbers); and events and information (conferences, jobs, research grants, etc.). News items, such as calls for papers for special issues of the journal, appear on the homepage. The Japanese version also has a page of links to the websites of other relevant organisations, and a direct link to the Committee of Endangered Languages.
Linguistica Pragensia is a journal that publishes articles by Czech and other linguists related to the Prague school of linguistics. At the moment of review the site features two issues, number 1 and 2 from 2008, complete with articles in English, French and German, downloadable as PDF-files. This journal may be of interest anyone interested in the Prague school of linguistics and linguistic functionalism.
Linguistics and Language-related Web Sites in Japan is a gateway website maintained by linguistics professor Gotō Hitoshi (Gotoo Hitosi) at Tōhoku University. The site provides a vast number of links to online resources useful for research on Japanese language and linguistics, as well as links to Japan-based organisations and resources for other languages and for general linguistics. The links are organised into the following categories: online guides and search engines; academic societies and journals; institutions, universities and departments; and projects, groups and individuals. The English version notes that the Japanese version is more comprehensive and is more fully annotated. It is certainly true that the Japanese version is far richer, particularly for Japanese language and linguistics, but even the English version is comprehensive enough to provide an extremely valuable starting-point. Although a few of the links were not working at the time of cataloguing, the great majority were functional.
The Summer Institute of Linguistics International (SIL International) is a "non-profit scientific educational organization of Christian volunteers that specializes in serving the lesser-known language communities of the world... SIL specializes in the application of linguistic research to the literacy and translation needs of the minority language community". The website, Linguistics in SIL, gives information on the organisation's work with minority languages, its training of field linguists, and the resources it makes available to aid with the collection of language data. The site is in English. Category headings within the website include: Background; SIL Resources; French/English Linguistic Glossary; Notes on Linguistics; SIL Bibliography; and SIL Electronic Working Papers. Clicking on the SIL Bibliography directs the user to Ethnologue.com, a site owned by SIL International, which offers many resources useful for research into world languages. Resources provided on this site, such as the glossaries and bibliography, are well organised and well presented. All information is available free of charge.
This site contains learning materials for a set of basic courses in linguistics. The courses provided at the time of review are Introduction to Language; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Research Methods; Pengantar Bisnis (in Indonesian); Business Communication; Academic English; and Lexicology & Lexicography. Each course consists of a reading list and a set of power point presentations. In addition there are links to linguistic resources; English grammar; and dictionaries. The material is very basic but covers important areas in linguistics although with a bias towards formal semantics and generative grammar. This is a good introduction to terms and methods within linguistics. The site does not provide complete online courses as such but rather explanatory and helpful material for courses in the different sub areas. This site may be of interest for someone with a general interest in linguistics needing an introduction to the subject or for a teacher needing help and suggestions for basic linguistic courses.
The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages is a non-profit organisation for the preservation, documentation and revitalisation of languages threatened with extinction worldwide. Its website provides information on its mission, projects and publications. Many of the descriptive, theoretical and typological academic papers by the Institute's staff can be downloaded from the site. There are also video and audio clips, including a link to a video interview with one of the Institute's members, K. David Harrison (who featured in the 2008 documentary film 'The Linguists'), which gives a clear and compelling overview of the important issues surrounding threatened languages. Links to other relevant organisations and university programmes also appear on the site.
The website, London Linguistics Circle, aims to be a focal point and facilitator of communication for academics and postgraduate students working in the field of linguistics, who are based in London. The site features a database of academic staff, visiting researchers and graduate students who are based in London, with contact details and areas of interest listed. There is also a list of all the institutions in London where linguistics are prominent, which includes information about linguistics-related degree courses offered by each institution and details of libraries. Of particular interest will be the site's comprehensive events diary which is updated roughly once a week: this gives full information about forthcoming seminars, conferences and workshops in London, and details of permanent events such as reading groups. The site does not, however, list individual lecture course and timetables. This is a well-presented and useful resource for those wishing to make contact and get involved with the field of linguistics as it is practised in London.
This is the home page of the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA); a British-based professional academic organisation devoted to the promotion of the Modern Humanities, namely "the modern and medieval languages, literatures, and cultures of Europe (including English and the Slavonic languages, and the cultures of the European diaspora)" - but excluding - "History, library studies, education and pedagogical subjects, and the medical application of linguistics." In its activities, the Association concentrates on publications, protecting minority languages and postgraduate support. Instructions for applying for membership are provided on the site. Postgraduates are eligible for three years' free membership. The main MHRA publication, 'The Modern Language Review', is available online only to members. Details are given for purchase of another publication, 'The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies', a yearly bibliography of published research in Romance and Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic studies. Other yearbooks, bibliographies and publications series are also described. These include: the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature; Austrian Studies; Portuguese Studies; and the Yearbook of English Studies. Submission instructions are given on the site. The MHRA publishes outstanding doctoral dissertations in its MHRA Texts and Dissertations series. The MHRA can also aid those publishing their dissertations with a commercial publisher, in the event that the publisher demands a subvention. These measures contribute to the Association's stated aim of expanding its role in support of postgraduates and new members of the academic profession in the Humanities. The Association does not provide funding for individuals, but does fund corporate projects. The MHRA Style Guide, which is widely known and used, can be downloaded for free from the site. The site possesses its own search engine and select links page.
Omniglot is a fascinating Web resource devoted to written language in all its forms. Compiled by a seasoned language learner, the site presents information about over 150 different writing systems. For each system featured, users will find a full illustration a brief history of its origins and usage; details of its notable features; and a list of the languages written in the system. In addition, the site offers a sample text written in each system and useful links to related Web resources. The writing systems are organized on the site according to type, which include abjads (or consonent alphabets) such as Arabic and Hebrew; phonemic alphabets such as Cyrillic, Runic or Gothic; syllabic alphabets (alphasyllabaries or abugidas) such as Tibetan and Thai; syllabaries, such as Hiragana and Katakana (Japanese); and complex writing systems such as Chinese and Vietnamese (Mayan is also included here). An index of all the writing systems and languages featured will allow for easy location of material of interest. Further features of the site include reasons and tips for learning languages and a list of useful foreign phrases, in an impressive number of different languages (this section also features tongue twisters, idioms, and some humorous suggestions as to what may be a useful phrase). Together with an introduction to multilingual computing (with guidelines for entering accented characters), links to language related sites, and language puzzles submitted by users, this is an excellent, comprehensive and well-presented site that will appeal to anyone with an interest in languages.
The Online Documentation of Kolymar Yukaghir website presents Dr. Irina Nikolaeva's work on this highly endangered language of North East Siberia. The site is comprehensive and clearly organised, and is divided into four broad sections: introduction; texts; dictionaries; and pictures and maps. The Introduction section gives: an explanatory outline of the documentation and how to access it; the linguistic and cultural background of the Yukaghir ethnic minority and language; a detailed description of the glosses and transcription conventions used; and an extensive bibliography. The 52 texts are categorised into songs, tales and stories; each has an audio file (mp3), a translation, and a sentence-by-sentence analysis. The Dictionaries section comprises bilingual dictionaries and a list of Yukaghir affixes. The final section has: maps of the Yukaghir region, pictures of some of the individuals who provided the data and of the Yukaghir way of life, and a video clip, for which a plugin is required.
The website Online Etymology Dictionary is an amateur site which marshals together etymological resources online. The dictionary is searchable online. There is also a useful list of abbreviations and links to relevant works such as the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). A few selected links are included to sources on Old High German, Old French and Old Norse for example. A good site, which provides a variety of interesting sources for the etymology of words, and which is constructed in such as way that a new search is created each time. Therefore it changes with the Internet content. It is an excellent tool for those seeking the origins of words, the usage of words and their contexts, and also as a dictionary.
This is the website for PhiloLogic, a full-text search, retrieval and reporting system for large multimedia databases developed for humanities computing text analysis by the ARTFL Project and the Digital Library Development Centre (DLDC) at the University of Chicago in collaboration with The University of Chicago Library's Electronic Text Services. The website offers the user all details necessary to use the software including: download of previous and current versions; user documentation; developer documentation; bugs; encoding; a to-do list, which is a list of items that developers propose to fix for futures revisions of the software; sample databases, such as: Brown Women Writers XML; Victorian Women Writers SGML; Sanger Archive XML and The Nameless Shakespeare XML to mention a few. The website also provides access to the PhiloLogic wiki for registered users and links to the Digital Library Development Centre and the ARTFL project.
PhiloLogic is open source software, it supports TEI-Lite, TEI XML and TEI SGML documents, and variants such as MEP and CES with Unicode support.
The Philological Society is one of the devoted to the scholarly study of language and languages. The society organises seven meetings annually; publishes a journal: Transactions of the Philological Society; and funds the publishing of monographs concerned with linguistics and philology. The website contains information about the society; a list of books and a link to the journal. Although the site itself is sparse when it comes to information of academic value it may function as a contact point for those studying or researching languages.
The peer reviewed e-journal PhiN Philologie im Netz (Philology on the web) is a full text journal available online and is published quarterly. Articles on linguistic, literary and cultural sciences are mainly in German, occasionally in English or French. Topics range from Shakespeare to bilingualism to Spanish grammar. The PhiN Forum is open to shorter statements, reviews or discussions. A comprehensive table of contents helps to find articles. The archive contains issues from volume 1, 1997.
This website offers a streamed video recording and a transcript of Philosophy and the Habits of Critical Thinking, an hour-long interview with American philosopher John R Searle (1932- ). In conversation with host Harry Kreisler, Searle talks about a range of topics including his early life, issues in philosophy of mind and language (including his own famous Chinese room example), freedom of speech, and the goals of education. To facilitate navigation, the transcript is divided into six sections, and a brief summary of each is given on the front page. This site perhaps has more to offer to those specifically interested in Searle than to the general philosophical enquirer; while there is some interesting discussion, it is somewhat buried in the conversation about Searle's own philosophical journey and his thoughts on education and related matters (despite the title of the interview, there is comparatively little about the process of critical thinking). Nevertheless, this is still an interesting and stimulating recording.
This website is developed and maintained by Dr Curtis Brown to support a Philosophy of Language module offered at Trinity University. In addition to course materials (e.g. syllabus, class schedule and assessment criteria), it offers notes and handouts on different theories and their historical backgrounds, and on the basic distinctions between syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Further, there are abstracts from and analyses of the works of W.V.O. Quine (1908-2000) and A.J. Ayer (1910-1989), and a small table of logic symbols. Links are also provided to a number of online resources that are useful for the study of the philosophy of language.
This site was created by Thomas Ryckman, a professor of philosophy at Lawrence University, USA. It consists of a list of links to all philosophy of language articles known by the author to be available online. The resource could be of use to graduate students or researchers who know a particular paper to be available on the web but are unable to locate it. As things stand, the site is less than ideal for running a search for a particular paper since it offers no search facility and the papers are not listed in any particular order. Having said that, the author does provide a useful sentence or two regarding the content of each listed article. The site also makes available course syllabi, and provides unannotated links to Philosophy Blogs elsewhere.
The Public Journal of Semiotics is an online free peer reviewed journal as well as a non-profit organisation. The aim is to publish original research articles in domains relating to semiotics. The archive contains all issues from volume 1, issue 1, 2007. The journal is available in a PDF-version and a Flash version, although at the time of review online the very first issue was available in that format. This publication is valuable for anyone interested in semiotics.
Reader Response is a University of Alberta sponsored website for faculty and graduate students conducting research into reader response theory, particularly with regard to literary texts. This interdisciplinary site was created by David S. Miall of the University of Alberta's Department of English, and Don Kuiken of the university's Psychology Department. The site includes an extensive bibliography of secondary sources published in a broad range of books and periodicals in the fields of English and psychology. Most of Miall and Kuiken's published articles and conference papers are available in their full-text versions from the site. The site also provides links to related web pages, and an online discussion board.
Revista Signos is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published by the Pontificial Catholic University of Valparaíso in Chile, and devoted to research in the fields of linguistics. It is also concerned with interdisciplinary research within the areas of psycholinguistics, the linguistics of discourse and texts, and applied linguistics.The online version is made available through SciELO (The Scientific Electronic Library Online, based in Brazil and Chile), and the full contents of issues dating back to 1997 may be accessed here. Articles are written predominantly in Spanish (some abstracts are also available in English) and address a broad range of linguistic and literary topics. Usefully, the journal contents may also be searched. Book reviews and instructions to contributors are included.
SKY Journal of Linguistics, a yearbook published by the Suomen kielitieteellinen yhdistys (Linguistics Association of Finland) was first published in 1988. From 2004 the journal is available in full text online. Tables of contents for the issues 1988-2003 can be browsed. The journal is in English and covers a wide range of linguistic topics including theory and methodology; phonology and speech; morphology and lexicon; syntax and pragmatics; and language technology. This scholarly journal is of importance to academics within the subject area of linguistics.
Texto is a French electronic journal dedicated primarily to the semantics and interpretation of text. It also covers other major areas of linguistics in the tradition of such linguists as: F. de Saussure; L. Hjelmslev; E. Benveniste; and L. Jakubinskij. Related problems within philology, hermeneutics, and semiotics are also discussed. On the site users can find: a collection of original research papers not published elsewhere; original works by F. de Saussure and their modern interpretations; online discussions; information on recent publications; thematic bibliographies; teaching material; and links to the external sites dedicated to the research of text. This site provides inspiring and rich information for researchers and students interested in semantics and philosophy of language. The site is almost entirely in French with the exception of some publications.
The website of the Web Journal of Modern Language Linguistics (WJMLL) offers full-text access to the journal contents from 1996-2000. The journal was published electronically once a year between 1996-2000 by the School of Modern Languages at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. WJMLL invited scholarly contributions in a wide range of linguistic topics relevant to the work of Modern Languages departments. All papers were refereed before publication. In addition to the articles, the journal also contained an extensive book review section. There is nothing on the website to suggest that any issues have been published after 2000 but issues 1-5 are still available on the site. At the time of review, the site hasn't been updated since 2000.
The Working Papers in Linguistics website features working papers by staff and graduates of the Department of linguistics at University College London (UCL). The papers are broadly divided into three categories: semantics and pragmatics; phonology; and syntax. The site contains downloadable copies of articles in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader required for the articles) of its volumes starting from vol. 1, 1989. The information will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and researchers.
Working Papers in Linguistics is an occasional publication of the Department of Linguistics of Ohio State University. The articles are available in full text through the university website. Older issues have been scanned, so that the journal is now completely accessible back to 1967,volume 1. The last issue was volume 55, 2001, at the time of review. The working papers cover a wide range of linguistic topics, including language contact; phonology; semantics; syntax. Students and academics of the University are the main contributors to the Working Papers. The Ohio State University website also provides information about the linguistics department.
The World Language Documentation Centre (WLDC) is a non-profit organisation that promotes research and the spread of information regarding the languages and speech communities of the world. The site contains information about the objectives and research of the organisation. It was launched in February 2007 and at the time of review the site was still under construction. It is supported by Open Progress and OmegaWiki. This site is if interest to students and researchers within the areas of multilingualism and comparative linguistics.