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Useful websites by subject for Language and Communication

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General linguistics and communication

The Linguist List
The list aims to provide a forum where academic linguists can discuss linguistic issues and exchange linguistic information. This site provides information on research, publications and links to other resources, as well as access to the mailing list.

Linguistics Association of Great Britain 
This is a professional association for linguists, concerned with the academic study of language. Most of its members are either staff or students in university departments. The site provides access to a mailing list, noticeboard and links to related sites.

National Communication Association 
This organisation (previously called the Speech Communication Association) aims to promote the study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication. The site provides information on conferences, publications and links to other organisations and resources.

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Applied Linguistics

British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
This is a professional association based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and the applications of linguistics. The site provides information on BAAL meetings and seminars, a list of Web links and details of an email list for educational psychologists.

Center for Applied Linguistics
The centre is involved in applying research and information about language and culture to educational, cultural, and social concerns. The site includes information on bilingual education, language testing and dialects and links to related sites and databases.

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Communication Disorders

The Center for Speech and Language Disorders 
The centre provides information on hyperlexia and other speech disorders and links to relevant sites.

National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
This is the American government's focal point for biomedical and behavioural research in human communication. The site includes information on current research and speech and language development and disorders.

Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences
This provides links to a wide range of sites covering communication disorders.

Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC)
The HCRC brings together theories and methods from several formal and experimental disciplines to understand the communication process. It focuses on spoken and written language, but also studies communication in other media. The site includes information about the centre, its publications and projects.

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Computational Linguistics

The Association for Computational Linguistics 
The association is an international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation. The site provides information on meetings and conferences and access to other resources.

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Corpus Linguistics

British National Corpus
The British National Corpus (BNC) is a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources. The site provides information about the project, a search facility and links to resources of general interest.

ICAME (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English)
ICAME is an international organisation of linguists and information scientists working with English machine-readable texts. The site provides information about corpora software, access to the full-text of ICAME journals from 1994 (in PDF format) and links to related sites.  

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Grammar and Usage

Autolexical Grammar
This online paper provides general background information on the theoretical framework known as Autolexical Grammar (formerly Autolexical Syntax).

The Functional Grammar Information System
Functional Grammar (FG) is a relatively new grammatical formalism. The site contains information about publications, mailing lists and links to related sites.

Head Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
This site covers various aspects of the grammar formalism and linguistic theory of Head Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, including information on gatherings and links to other resources and related frameworks.

The Internet Grammar of English
This is an online course in English grammar which covers nouns, verbs, adverbs, clauses predicates and adjuncts. It also has a glossary, an index and a search facility.

Lexical Functional Grammar
This site aims to provide access to information about various aspects of the grammatical theory known as Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG). It includes information about publications, papers, mailing lists and conferences and provides access to the LFG Bulletin.

Information for Systemic-Functional Linguists
Systemic-Functional Linguistics (SFL) is a theory of language centred around the notion of language function. The site provides information on organisations, journals and publications relating to SFL.

WWWebster Dictionary
This site provides free access to the Merriam Webster online dictionary and thesaurus.

Word Grammar
This site provides information on the historical background of word grammar and its main ideas. There is also a reading list and information on alternative theories.

The XTAG Project
XTAG is an on-going project to develop a wide-coverage grammar for English using a lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) formalism. The site contains a brief description of the project and links to online documentation.

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The International Phonetic Association
The association aims to promote the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of phonology. The site includes information about the association and a reproduction of the international phonetic alphabet.  There is a link on the home page to Fonts, which can be downloaded to make it easier to print out accurate speech data from a word processing program.

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Psycholinguistic Database
The objective of this database project was to make various linguistic and psychology data sets more widely available. The site provides access to a word association and interactive associative thesaurus and to other data sets.

Word-Net: a lexical Database for English
A lexical reference system whose design is inspired by current psycholinguistic theories. The database is searchable and the site also provides information on current events, publications and related projects.

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Research Methodology

International Quantitative Linguistics Association
The association aims to promote the development of all aspects of quantitative linguistics and to stimulate communication. The site provides information about the association and a link to its journal, The Journal of Quantitative Linguistics (contents lists and abstracts available).

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For further information, please contact the Subject Librarian for Language and Communication, or the Arts and Social Studies Library:

Ms Erica Swain

Telephone: 029 2087 0201Extension: Cathays Campus: 70201 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 70201Location: Arts and Social Studies Library

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