Interesting Web Pages

  • Language Log
  • Practice Kanji
    If you are interested in the Japanese writing system, you ought to check out this site. It includes video clips of several hundred kanji being written. (A Dartmouth webpage).
  • The LINGUIST List
    One of the most important sites in the field. If you want, you can get a subscription to the list, which will bring you on the average fifteen or twenty e-mail messages per day. Many of these have to do with conference announcements and the like, but there is also an occasional interesting, and sometimes rather heated, discussion. Most of the "fun" topics that are sometimes mentioned at the beginning of linguistics classes (such as the discussion of the glyph which stands for The Artist Formerly Known as Prince) come from this list.
  • SIL Encore IPA Fonts
    "SIL" stands for Summer Institute of Linguistics, a very interesting organization. Go to their home page here. It's worth exploring. The link above will take you to the part of their site where you can get an IPA font for free. They also sell a fancier version, but the free one works fine, for most purposes. We are making a point of using this font in most of our phonetics and phonology printing in the Linguistics Program this year (1998-99). Downloading the font is very easy. Two tips. First, to scroll down in the SIL Encore IPA93 Users' Guide, which will come with the font, you need to use the scrollbar at the bottom of the page. You will probably want to print out a copy of the "SIL Encore IPA Fonts Access Code Chart", as this will help you find the correct keying for the symbols. Second, if you are having trouble getting the font to print, you probably need to update your printer driver.
  • The Acoustical Society of America
    "The premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing the knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications."
  • The International Phonetic Association
    Lots of information about the beloved International Phonetic Alphabet, including fonts and sounds.
  • Lexicon of Linguistics
    A searchable database of linguistic terminology.
  • The Linguistic Society of America
  • The List of Language Lists
    "This file lists bulletin boards devoted primarily to the linguistic study of individual languages and groups of languages (though a couple of others, in particular lists for language learners, have been included as well)." An amazing page.
  • The OUTil Page
    "The list is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, dyke, queer, homosexual, etc. linguists and their friends. The only requirement is that you be willing to be out to everyone on the list as lgbt(-friendly); it's sort of like wearing a pink triangle. This mailing list is for the use of anyone on it. You are welcome to send invitations, messages, queries, whatever, to anyone on the list."
  • The Rutgers Optimality Archive
    A great place to get papers about OT.

There are even more links to interesting, useful, and fun linguistics resources to be found on the CARLS (Committee for the Advancement of Respectable Linguistic Science) Moodle. Contact cfortin if you wish to be added to CARLS.