LINGUIST List 23.5040

Mon Dec 03 2012

FYI: Free Linguistic E-Lectures on YouTube

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 01-Dec-2012
From: J├╝rgen Handke <>
Subject: Free Linguistic E-Lectures on YouTube
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VLC (Linguistic) YouTube-channel breaks the 100,000 views barrier only 8months after its launch!

For many years, the linguistics classes at the University of Marburg have beensupported by multimedia learning units, so that the in-class phases can beused almost entirely for practice. The platform for the exchange of content isthe Virtual Linguistics Campus ( Registration isfree and entitles you to use a variety of options, e.g. more than 350linguistic e-learning units or the Language Index with over 1,000 audioexamples of the world's languages.

Since the April 2012 all linguistic classes have also been linked tolinguistic videos (E-Lectures, Suggestions for In-Class Activities,Screencasts, Class Descriptions). On the VLC, the videos are linked directlyto the e-learning units, however, they can also be used freely on YouTube

Since all videos are recorded in English, they enjoy great internationalpopularity. Currently, there are more than 130 videos about a variety oflinguistic topics, more videos will be produced in the coming months.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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