Applied Linguistics is a journal which tries to bridge the gap between theoretical research in linguistics and its practical applications in language education and other language related areas. Topics include: first and second language learning and teaching; bilingualism; bilingual education; discourse analysis; translation; language testing; language teaching methodology; language planning; the study of interlanguages; stylistics; and lexicography. The site, an electronic version of the actual paper journal, includes abstracts from the current issue; a browsable archive (abstracts available); content alert function; and submission information. An online subscription form for the printed journal is also available.
'Contextos' is a Spanish scholarly journal published by the Centre of Methodological and Interdisciplinary Studies (CEMI) at the University of Leon. It includes articles, research notes and reviews of academic works on a wide range of disciplines, although it is prominent the study of language, communication, and culture from a philosophical, psychological, linguistic and/or literary approach. The digital repository 'Dialnet' has made available the lists of contents for issues published during the period between 1983 (1), when the journal was first published, and 1996 (28). At the time of cataloguing, full-text articles published between 1997 and 2002 (29-40) were also available for download as .pdf files. The site offers general information about the journal, publication guidelines for authors, and an index of authors. Some topics covered have been: verbal and non-verbal elements in television adverts; the influence of San Juan de la Cruz in Federico GarcÝa Lorca's 'Sonetos del Amor Oscuro'; functions and categories within the field of Hispanic linguistics; and the phenomenology of 'logos' in the philosophy of JosÚ Ortega y Gasset. Users should note the main language of the publication is Spanish. However, contributions in English are also accepted, and abstracts in both Spanish and English are always provided.
Corpus Chambers-Le Baron D'Articles de Recherche en Franšais (The Chambers-Le Baron Corpus of Research Articles in French) contains 1,045,872 words, made up of 160 articles taken from 20 journals. The articles included were published between 1998 and 2006. They belong to one of ten categories: media/culture; literature; linguistics and language learning; social anthropology; law; economics; sociology and social sciences; philosophy; history; and communication. The articles were selected on the basis that they concerned studies in the humanities and social sciences in a very broad sense of the term, were peer-reviewed, and were written by native speakers of French. The corpus can be downloaded as a plain text file from the Oxford Text Archive website (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS)), but as use is restricted to non-commercial purposes, users wishing to access this resource are requested to apply for approval by filling in a short form on the site.
The Dialogue Diversity Corpus (DDC) is a collection of dialogue transcripts in a wide range of situations including a medical interview; academic tutoring; telephone travel service; friends interacting. These transcripts are freely available for research in human interaction. Version 2.0 retains access to all of the sources that were available through the original release and also has a hyperlink to a site on finding dialogue transcripts and records and finding aids including several text corpora and links to data sharing organisations.
English Today (ET) is a quarterly journal covering all aspects of the English language: its history, literature and linguistics; international variations; uses and abuses; neologisms; the influence of the new communication technologies on English; academic models of the language; teaching of the international standard language. ET will be of interest to linguists, teachers of English, advanced language students, and professionals working with the English language (writers, broadcasters, journalists). A ten-year thematic index is published in ET vol.11, No 1, January 1995. The site offers a general overview of the printed journal, its editorial board, and instructions for contributors. Special discounts are available for members of certain professional organisations. Abstracts are available online, starting with volume 1, issue 01 (1985).
The Giessen - Long Beach Chaplin Corpus (GLBCC) consists of transcribed interactions between native English speakers, ESL and EFL speakers. Pairs of students, in California (for English as native and second language) and in Giessen (for English as foreign language), participated in the experiment in which they were asked to watch the first part of a silent Charlie Chaplin movie. One participant (speaker A) was then asked to retell in a monologue what he or she had seen so far, while the other participant (speaker B) watched the rest of the movie and told his or her partner the second part of the movie (dialogue). Finally the two participants discussed several aspects of the movie on the basis of a few written prompts. 108 Sessions are recorded involving 191 speakers (in some cases only one speaker participated in a session and retold the entire movie in a monologue - C-speaker). There are 83 A-speakers, 90 B-speakers (in the first 7 recordings in California the A-roles were not recorded). Altogether, the corpus comprises 35 American, 4 British, and 2 Australian native speakers. 77 Non-native speakers are Germans, the others have a variety of linguistic backgrounds, including Hispanic, Japanese and Korean. The transcripts average 2472 words each. This resource is available via the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) website, and can be downloaded as a zipped file in PDF and plain text format. It is necessary to apply to the Oxford Text Archive for approval before downloading the resource.
Teun A. van Dijk was Professor of Discourse Studies at the University of Amsterdam until 2004 and is a visiting professor of the Department of Translation and Philology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. His area of research can be broadly described as Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), which incorporates a vast range of multidisciplinary interests, including recent work on political discourse, ideology and racism. The site is a rich and varied compilation of resources and information for discourse students and researchers: it provides a list of publications by van Dijk; some articles; current projects; information on recent books and two journals edited by him (Discourse and Society and Discourse Studies); a list of courses taught at the University of Amsterdam; and further resources for discourse analysis. The resource section itself refers to a multitude of other extremely useful sites: societies and organisations for the study of discourse; journals; university programs; research institutes; upcoming conferences and other events; and also personal web-sites of other discourse analysts.
Linguistik Online is a peer reviewed e-journal for linguistics, published by the University of Bern, founded in cooperation with the Europa Universitńt Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder (Germany). It covers discourse analysis; history of language; language acquisition; history of linguistics; theoretical linguistics; morphology; syntax; pragmatics; semantics; sociolinguistics. 2-5 issues a year have been published since 1998. Articles are mainly in German or English, some are in French or Spanish. The introduction to the journal is in four languages (German, English, Frech, Spanish).
Nordisk NetvŠrk for retorikkens historie (NNRH, Nordic network for the history of rhetoric) supports the development of scholarship in the history of rhetoric across Scandinavia, and promotes collaboration between researchers in Sweden; Finland; Denmark; Norway; and Iceland. It also aims to make Scandinavian work on the history of rhetoric available to an international academic audience. The NNRH website, some of which is available in English, contains details of conferences, symposia and new publications in the field, for example the NNRH-published Rhetoric and Literature in Finland and Sweden, 1600-1900, which covers such topics as: Rhetoric, Morals, and Patriotism in Early Swedish Literature; Persuasion in Nineteenth-Century Swedish Fiction; and Imagery of God in Moravian Songs from Eighteenth-Century Sweden. The site includes a list of useful links, a summary of the network's activities, and details of how to join the NNRH.