- Phonetics chart with recordings of each sound.
- Phonetics chart with recordings of each sound. Recordings are by Peter Ladefoged, one of the preeminent phoneticians of his day.
- UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive
- The McGurk effect: Multiple senses work together for language perception
- IPA Trainer: This site allows you to practice and transcribe the characters of the IPA.
- X-ray database of Speech Production
- Minimalist Syntax Homepage
- Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG)
- Role and Reference Grammar (RRG)
- Syntax of ASL
- Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) at Ohio State
- Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) at Stanford
- Syntactic Structures of the World’s Languages (SSWL): A searchable database of linguistic structures for a variety of languages.
- PBS documentary “Do you Speak American?”
- Speech Accent Archive: Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph.
- Atlas of North American English
- Telsur: Phonological atlas of North American English, from UPenn.
- British Library samples of English dialects
- Evaluating English Accents Worldwide
Information on World Languages (including audio samples)
- Forvo: words in various languages, pronounced by native speakers
- BBC World Languages: Offers BBC reports translated into many different world languages.
- iLoveLanguages: A database of links to websites about individual languages and/or language families.
- African Languages: links on online sources about African languages.
- Grammar and Language Courses: Links to online grammars of various langauges
- Association for Linguistic Typology
- Linguist List: The site where jobs in linguistics are posted, along with sample syllabi, and lots of information about going to graduate school, etc.
- Linguistic Society of America (LSA): Find lists of jobs, information about the Summer Institute, and much more.
- Women in Linguistics Mentoring Alliance (WILMA)
- LSA Summer Institute: For general information and links to scholarship applications for the upcoming LSA Summer Institute.
- Save the words: adopt a word!
- Eggcorn: Collects English words that are misspelled because of a logical, albeit false etymology of the word structure or meaning.
- Speculative Grammarian: satirical linguistics articles, including a “choose your career in linguistics” link that guides you to your future!
Freeware, Font Downloads, Databases (Unless otherwise noted, all are available for Mac, PC, and Linux platforms)
- R-project: Powerful statistics software.
- PRAAT: freeware that allows you to analyze sounds in terms of pitch, formants, intensity, spectograms, among other things.
- Image J: Image Processing and Analysis in Java, from NIH.
- Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES): You can access the CHILDES database (you’ll need to apply for access), download the free CLAN program, and the manuals that explain it all!
- TalkBank: a source of databases of natural language and communication in fields such as aphasia, child language, bilingualism, conversation analysis, among others.
- IPA Fonts:
Download the DoulosSIL fonts for free. It works on all platforms.
- Typing IPA
- Affect 4.0: Designed to help design and conduct psychological experiments. (Windows only)
- Agna: For studying social networks.
- EyeMap: tool for analyzing eye movement from reading experiments.
- FLXLab: software for running psychology experiments, including recording reaction times to stimuli.
- PEBL: The Psychology Experiment Building Language: Allows you to design experiments or use ready-made experiments.
- NUCALLS (Northeastern University Cultural and Language Learning Society): Learn language(s) from other students at Northeastern who are native speakers, for free!
- Language Log: Blogs by famous linguists on a variety of topics:
- Linguaphiles at LiveJournal. A lively group that has all sorts of discussions from informal to doing research for theses. Both experts and students have a place here. You need to be a member to comment, but if you just want to follow, an account is not necessary.