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* Linguistics: Linguistics Websites

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  • International Phonetic Alphabet
  • Glottolog - Comprehensive reference information for the world's languages, especially the lesser known languages.
  • ELAR (Endangered Languages Archive at SOAS University of London) - ELAR serves as an online resource for samples and research on endangered languages as well as a forum for advice and best practices for those working to strengthen linguistic diversity.
  • Endangered Languages Project - The Endangered Languages Project puts technology at the service of the organizations and individuals working to confront the language endangerment by documenting, preserving and teaching them. Through this website, users can not only access the most up to date and comprehensive information on endangered languages as well as language resources being provided by partners, but also play an active role in putting their languages online by submitting information or samples in the form of text, audio or video files. In addition, users will be able to share best practices and case studies through a knowledge sharing section and through joining relevant Google Groups.
  • Ethnos Project - The Ethnos Project is a research initiative that explores the intersection of Indigeneity and information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as:
    • open source databases for Indigenous Knowledge management
    • information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) initiatives
    • new and emerging technologies for intangible cultural heritage
    • social media used by Indigenous communities for social change
    • mobile technologies used for language preservation​
  • The Linguist List - The aim of the list is to provide a forum where academic linguists can discuss linguistic issues and exchange linguistic information.Linguistics, Natural Language, and Computational Linguistics Meta-index from Stanford
  • Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) - You'll need to create a login, select “University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries” (start typing and the name will appear). Your account will be approved by the Linguistics librarian within one business day, after which you will have LDC access 
  • Omniglot - Omniglot is an encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. You can use it to learn about languages, to learn alphabets and other writing systems, and to learn phrases in many languages. There is also advice on how to learn languages.
  • WALS Online - The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of 55 authors.

  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World - this is now a paid site, which UR has access to. You will need to login through the library website by clicking on the link above and signing with your NetID and password, rather than trying to access directly from the website.