Resources by subject for Language and Communication
- Applied Linguistics
- Communication Disorders
- Computational Linguistics
- Corpus Linguistics
- Grammar and Usage
- Research Methodology
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.
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.
The Computation and Language E-Print Archive
This is an electronic archive for papers on computational linguistics, natural-language processing, speech processing and related fields. Also includes conference proceedings and links to related sites.
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.
This online paper provides general background information on the theoretical framework known as Autolexical Grammar (formerly Autolexical Syntax).
This is a location for various kinds of material related to construction grammar, including drafts of a work-in-progress.
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.
This site provides free access to the Merriam Webster online dictionary and thesaurus.
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.
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.
These fonts can be downloaded to make it easier to print out accurate speech data from a word processing program.
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.
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).