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·A little feminist blog on language: Musings on gender and/in language.
·AppleLinguist - Linguistics PhD Programs – Application and Review: Linguistics PhD Programs – Application and Review is for students who are thinking of applying to graduate schools in linguistics. If you’re completing undergraduate linguistics coursework or interested in finding out more about what Admissions Committees look for in qualified candidates, then this Handbook may just be for you. But before we begin, let’s answer the question: “What is linguistics?” Or, more specifically, let’s ask what is covered under linguistic study.
·ArabLing - Arabic Culture and Language: Arabic Language, Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Culture
·A Replicated Typo: A group blog dedicated to language, its evolution and anything in-between.
·Argentine Spanish: A blog that focuses on the uniqueness of Argentine Castellano. Topics include Argentine slang, differences in pronunciation, idiomatic phrases, and general use.
·A Roguish Chrestomathy: The pultaceous wisdom of a word weevil
·Ask About English: A free English help service, where you can ask an English Teacher anything about the English Language. Also includes free resources for ESL students.
·A Walk in the Words: A linguistic tour for people who love having fun with words and language. A place to share interesting linguistic observations regarding sound, meaning and structure. A place to share linguistic rants and raves. A place to walk in the words.
·Awal nu Shawi: Tashawit (hchawit) is a variety of the Berber language (a branch of the Afro-Asiatic family). It is spoken by Ishawiyen, The Berbers of Eastern Algeria. Our aim is to provide a free platform for the discussion and dissemination of ideas related to Tashawit. We seek to expose the beauty of Shawi words and explore their creative dimensions in poetry, prose and music. We believe that AWAL, the word is the gate of cultural heritage, and that writing is the key to its permanence.
·Bebaak Talk: This blog records a work done by Narayan Choudhary on Great Andamanese, an extremely endangered language of the Andaman Islands. This is a morphological analyzer for the verbs in Great Andamanese. It has other information as well on the structure of this language, the major language of an isolated and fifth language family of India. One should also see for some more information on this language.
·Being Multilingual: The aim of this blog is to discuss what it means to be multilingual. Multilinguals are those of us who use several languages in our daily lives. I am one of them. As a parent, an educator and a researcher, I have come to notice that multilingualism is often misunderstood, and often correlated with either over-ability or disability. Myths and misconceptions about multilingualism have consequences at home, in school and in clinic. I have also noticed that the languages used by multilinguals are the usual focus of attention. My focus is the people, because languages do not exist independently of their users. Multilingualism is not about what several languages can do to people, it is about what people can do with several languages. If you ever wondered about multilingualism, whether you are monolingual or multilingual, whether you acquired your languages from birth or later in life, this blog is for you.
·Bits of Language: Research blog about corpus and computational linguistics.
·BLOG|ON|LINGUISTICS: This blog invites people to share their ideas, ask questions, and give/receive research advice on various linguistic topics. In particular, it encourages contributions on the following topics and subjects: linguistic anthropology, new media, postsecondary language instruction [including ESL), Web communication, the theory of linguistic relativity, intercultural communication, nonverbal means of communication, systemic functional linguistics (SFL), critical discourse analysis (CDA), multimodal discourse analysis (MDA), and conversation analysis (CA).
·Claritaslux Language Learning: Download a language to your brain! Innovative software that teaches languages in an accelerated fashion. We were inspired to write this software for all those who thought they did not have the gift to learn languages.
·Colourless Green Linguistics: A blog run by a young languages and linguistics graduate, taking a look at aspects of everyday language and putting a down-to-earth twist on complex linguistic issues.
·Corpus Linguistics: This blog is meant to help linguists do research using corpora and quantitative methods.
·Dagesh Kal, דגש קל: Israeli group blog run by graduate students. Includes discussion of language in the media, theoretical issues, translation, computational linguistics and anything else, with the aim of bringing current research closer to the public and to students of other disciplines. Also serves as a sounding board for preliminary research ideas. Mostly in Hebrew, with some translations into English.
·Discourse Studies and Alzheimer's Disease: This blog has been set up to provide a virtual space as an international meeting point for researchers, PhD students or anyone interested in studying this research area. The aims of the blog are: 1) to share information among researchers thus taking a multidisciplinary approach to Discourse Studies and Alzheimer's Disease; 2) to publish and update a blog with relevant links, documentation, congresses, conferences about Alzheimer Discourse; 3) to know find out where this type of research is being carried out and by whom; and 4) to be aware of the importance of studying Alzheimer Discourse to achieve an integral knowledge, not only, regarding interaction among discourse processes, memory systems and context, but also about the communicative profile and real needs of people living with this disease.
·Discovering Mandarin: A constantly updating learning experience. Mandarin being taught whilst learning, and adding in a large amount of cultural reference to make learning more enjoyable.
·Discurso: Noticias y enlaces actualizados diariamente sobre los estudios del lenguaje en uso. Dirigido a lingüistas iberoamericanos que investiguen en análisis del discurso, pragmática, sociolingüística, enseñanza-aprendizaje de segundas lenguas, lingüística de corpus, psicolingüística, etc. A daily updated, Spanish written blog with news and links related to discourse studies (discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, etc.) especially aimed at Latin-American and Spanish researchers.
·Double-Tongued Word Wrester: Double-Tongued Word Wrester records undocumented or under-documented words from the fringes of English.
·Easiest Languages: Informative blog providing language learning tips and resources. Language comparison charts, quizzes, interesting blog posts, useful links, language software reviews and more.
·East Timor Linguistics: This is a recent blog created by me to post useful resources, links, papers on Timorese languages. It also contains topics to be discuss, and some results of ongoing researches of those 'underdecribed languages' of this brand new nation so called East Timor!
·English Discussion Forum: The forum for everyone who is interested in sharing knowledge of English and ideas.
·Exploring Oman's Linguistic Treasures: Through this blog I try to shed light on linguistics generally and linguistics in Oman specifically. Linguistics is not a very known, let alone popular science in Oman. Through this blog I try to make linguistic topics more accessible to Omanis, Arabs and whoever is interested. Some of the topics I discuss include: Omani dialects, Arabic dialects, language prestige, identity, bilingualism/multilingualism, endangered languages and language change. I try to spread the science of linguistics in Oman and the Arab World and make it more known (since many people confuse it with Education or literary studies).
·Filius Lunae: Thoughts, linguistic discussions, research and articles about the Romance Languages.
·FiloBlogia: A blog about (Basque) Linguistics and Philology, and related topics. Written in Basque.
·Greek Linguistics??Ελληνική Γλωσσολογία: Greek Language Linguistics, Philology, History, Literature, Philosophy.
·Heideas: Commentary on morphological, syntactic and semantic phenomena, linguistics and language in the mainstream media, language jokes in comics, and (yearly) language jokes in the Simpsons.
·Help Traduzioni: Help Traduzioni is a webspace created to talk and exchange opinions about languages translation and related problems. The aim of the blog is to provide an overview of existing research studies on translation, also sharing news about Italian postgraduate Masters programs, courses and degrees, including Literature, Cinema, Photography and Arts events. An important section of the blog is also dedicated to useful free downloadable translation tools and materials.
·How To Learn Spanish: I've been teaching myself Spanish for several years now and decided to help other people do the same by sharing what I've learned and using it to not only teach people Spanish but also to teach them how to learn a language on their own. I share techniques, resources, and tips on learning Spanish specifically and learning languages in general.
·In a Word...: Phonology etymology and blather about everyday-English by a linguistics graduate student.
·Iranian Linguistics: A scientific blog concerning Iranian and Indo-European linguistics (Kurdish, Persian, Mazandarani, Talysh, Avestan, Parthian, etc.). Materials are submitted in Persian and English. Posts in Kurdish and Turkish will also be added in the near future.
·Jabal al-Lughat: A blog covering a variety of linguistic topics, with a particular focus on North Africa and the Middle East.
·Kauman Sama Online: Sinama Social Network for Sama & Bajau: is for the Sama & those interested in Sama culture. Sinama is the language of the Sama/Bajau from Siasi, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi & Malaysia. Included material of linguistic significance are teaching on the Central Sinama orthography, literacy videos, dictionary, and numerous language texts.
·Language Evolution: A blog devoted to discussing historical linguistics, language variation and change, biological roots of language, and generalised models of evolutionary change applied to the study of languages.
·Languagehat: a blog about language and related subjects maintained by language hat
·Language Log: Mark Liberman's searchable blog with links to other linguistic sites and weblogs.
· Latest language and linguistics news from across the web, updated daily
·Language on the Move: Language learning, multilingualism, intercultural communication
·Language Translation Agency: Language Translation Agency plays a major role in the successful communication and exchange of information. Certified translation agencies have been instrumental in connecting foreign language with the rest of the world through an easy exchange of information.
·Language Translation Blog: Language Translation Blog written by legal translation company All Language Alliance, Inc. provides information and tips on obtaining the best certified translation services and legal document translation services. It also mentions Spanish to English certified translation, Korean to English certified translations, Chinese to English certified translations, Apostille translation services, medical document translations services, informed consent translation services, technical translation services, and more.
·La Peña Lingüística: Muchos se quejan de que los "errores lingüísticos" cometidos en la prensa están arruinando el idioma. Aunque no comparto esa alarma, algunas de esas innovaciones son muy divertidas. Así que me he propuesto coleccionarlas y comentarlas. Sin embargo, este no es un blog para burlarse de nadie, ni para lamentarse de nada, ni para recomendarle a nadie cómo hablar o cómo escribir. Es un lugar para celebrar la riqueza y la variedad del español (se llama "la peña lingüística" no "la pena").
·Leaky Grammar: blogging news, research and ideas in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology
·Lingo24 Translation - Big Ideas: The future of international business is multilingual, and we are anticipating that future, one step at a time. From revolutionary translation technology through to the untapped opportunities of foreign language internet marketing, we’ll be revealing all our Big Ideas here. Take a look, you never know what you might find.
·Lingua Digitalis ... or how to do things with *keystrokes: This is a blog about language and language use online. I discuss computer-mediated discourse, my findings in Instant Messaging, language in virtual teams, and anything I find particularly interesting in the new language arena, called the Internet.
·Lingua piemontese: This weblog is about the Piedmontese language, still spoken in Northern Italy. It is divided in four sections:
·Linguexperience: This is a sort of lecture of what Language in itself is - in respect to contemporary linguistics coupled with a healthy philosophy of logical analysis balanced with zen.
·Linguistics Blog: Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax, Biolinguistics, Minimalism and more
·Linguistics in the Classroom: Short explanations and exercises meant to assist high school teachers in teaching how language is constructed, how meaning is made, and what the role of language is in our lives. These exercises can be sprinkled throughout a language course in short doses. The blog is based upon an article by the same author called
·Linguisticsnotes: The posts shared here intends to provide useful teaching and research resources. It also functions as a platform where I share my views on various linguistic issues, and provide updates on publications and conference alerts, etc. Information about my own teaching and research is also provided in this space.
·LINGUIST List Blog: The Official Blog of the LINGUIST List. The LLBlog is a way for the LINGUIST List team to share updates relating to our many projects, as well as news about the operations of LINGUIST List and its parent organization, the Institute for Language Information and Technology (ILIT).
·Linguists to be: This is a linguistics weblog which is written is Farsi. It deals with most linguistic issues.
·little.linguist: This blog is dedicated to disseminating linguistic information to you. But it will also highlight and criticize some of the major political events of Nepal. I will also post some Nepali, Hindi and some traditional cultural music videos in the blog. It will certainly include the linguistic field sites of Nepal and many more.
·LLL: LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS & LEARNING: This site discusses the three Ls of Language, Learning and Linguistics, and any combination thereof.
·lngt at lngt is the founder of -- the first website of linguistics in Viet Nam. He cares about Vietnamese Language Standardization, L10n, Foreign Geographical Names,... and Open Source Software.
·Making Sense: language and translation: Blog about professional translation and language in the broadest sense. The blog also includes snapshots of the thriving multicultural communities within London, their history and intermingling of languages.
·matjjin-nehen: Apart from more general issues relating to Australian Aborigines, this blog focuses on field linguistics and language documentation in Australia's top-end. It is maintained by a student of linguistics at the University of Sydney.
· Looking at the conceptual structure of discourse from the perspective of conceptual metaphor theory.
·Milengo Blog: The Milengo blog is a resource for articles, guides and white papers, covering translation and localization.
·Milengo Translation and Localization Blog: The Milengo Blog features news, interviews, research and practical guides covering the Translation and Localization industry.
·Mr. Verb: Mr. Verb deals with a broad range of linguistic issues, with a focus on language change, how language is viewed in the media and public discourse, and dialects and languages of the American Upper Midwest.
·Munda Linguistics: Munda Linguistics is a discussion of the Munda family of languages in India and Bangladesh, the characteristics of individual languages, their historical and areal relations.
·My Thoughts in Remote Language: It is a blog by a linguistics learner. All the areas of linguistics would be discussed but special focus would be on Grammar, Corpus Linguistics, World Englishes, Language Variation, Translation Studies etc.
·Observations of a Linguistics Student: A blog about the unique outlook that linguistics gives us. Written by an undergraduate linguistics student for a general audience.
·Øivin Andersen - Website and blog: Professor of linguistics, Department of Linguistics, literature and aesthetic studies, University of Bergen. Newly started blog, but contains many of my articles.
·Outstanding Writing: Beginner's and advanced concepts in English usage, grammar, and commonly confused terms.
·Ozpapersonline: A blog with notices of recent papers relating to the Indigenous languages of Australia.
·Pain in the English: encourages discussions of gray areas of English language, for which you would not find answers easily in dictionaries and other reference books.
·Phonoloblog: A weblog for phonologists (and other interested linguists) to share any and all ideas relevant to phonology and phonological theory.
·Polyglot Conspiracy: I write mostly about language and technology, the internet, English usage, folk linguistics, meta-linguistics, and sociolinguistics/linguistic anthropology. It's pretty fun.
·Pusat Bahasa Al Azhar: Pusat Bahasa Al Azhar is a blog about the linguistics field. The blog has been administered by an Indonesian person and tells the surfers all about the development of linguistics in Indonesian. The blog has received an award from the Indonesian language center as the fourth winner of the best national language blog.
·SAIVUS Blog: A blog on languages indigenous to the United States, Native language revitalization, Native language pedagogy, and Native language linguistics.
·Science and Language: Phonetics and a statistical view of language and speech research, along with diversions into other areas of science.
·Semantic Pattern Language: Computational Semantics and Semantic Patterns for Semantic Web
·Separated by a Common Language: An American linguist in the UK blogs about differences between British and American English.
·Sepulkarium: A blog on deep symbolic natural language understanding and machine translation
·Sibawayh Repository for Arabic Language Processing: Sibawayh Repository in a central site for all information and news regarding Arabic Language Processing. Thereafter it represents a reference for researchers, universities, industry and all interested in Arabic culture. The user can find all useful and latest information in one of several categories (resources, basic levels, applications, events and conferences, people, etc.) as well as old information grouped in monthly archives (useful for instance for students preparing some state of the art in the field). Users are also invited to submit any new information dealing with Arabic Language Processing in this repository site in order to share it with the community. No subscription is needed for this purpose. For more flexibility, the site provides other useful functionnalities such as: - Commenting a post - Subscribe to a newsletter periodically generated - Subscribe to RSS feed to be notified of changes
·SLA Blog: Official blog of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology
·Sociolinguistics and CMC: The online research group and community blog site for those interested in the intersection of Sociolinguistics (broadly defined) and Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC). Contributors welcome!
·Spanish-English Word Connections: A continuing series of short articles about the many connections between words in Spanish and English
·Spanish Linguist blog: This blog describes the linguistic and cultural underpinnings of what the author personally considers to be the most interesting aspects of Spanish: those that illustrate either widespread linguistic processes, or the interaction of Spanish history and language.
·Spanish Obsessed: Spanish Obsessed is a resource curated by Colombian and English duo Liz and Rob, consisting of Spanish conversation podcasts for a range of levels, and articles concerning all aspects of the language learning process.
·Spazio di riflessione linguistica: It's an italian blog about General Linguistics. It was born some months ago, and it's growing. At the moment, we are describing the structures of the language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics) inserting also elements from Hystorical Grammar. I hope you like it.
·Speaking Latino: Speaking Latino is the largest Spanish slang guide in English with a searchable Spanish slang dictionary holding more than 7,000 words and phrases from Latin America and Spain. In addition, the Speaking Latino blog explores specific language differences among Spanish-speaking countries.
·Sprawi - Languages Blogging about languages and linguistics: Sprawi - languages is a blog about languages and linguistics written by Prof. Dr. Raúl Sánchez Prieto (University of Salamanca, Spain).
·Stephen F. Austin State University Linguistics Blog: This blog provides many interesting links to linguistic resources and provides discussion topics for anyone interested in language.
·Számítógépes nyelvészet: A Hungarian - English bilingual blog on (computational) linguistics.
·Teaching French with technology: reflections on teaching and learning French today using computer-based technology
·The Cranberry Letters: Historical linguistics for both the layman and the linguist. Special interests include pre-IE studies, Basque, and PIE. I also blog about current events in historical linguistics. Let's learn together.
·The Ideophone: The Ideophone covers all sorts of linguistic topics with a particular focus on expressive vocabulary and sound symbolism. Frequently features hard-to-get-by data from a variety of African languages.
·The Language Journal: This blog is a division of Day Translations provided in order to update our clients and the global community on the most current events in the translation and interpreting world. It also contains noteworthy articles and writings about technology, business, marketing, and other interesting subjects on the web.
·The Linguistic Experience Project: A collection of work and voluntary experiences related to linguistics. To give ideas, particularly to undergrads about the type of experiences they can get involved in! Calling for any contributors who want to share their experiences with other linguists! Please email [email protected]
·The Linguistics Zone: A linguistics blog for the everyday user, not overly technical at all. Language is an aspect of everyday life and our purpose is to examine the nuances of languages.
·The Metaphor Observatory: Observes contemporary metaphor in the international media, including newspapers, journals, Internet, television, radio, music, books, advertising and other publications. Useful to advanced students of English, creative writing, metaphor, rhetoric, semantics and linguistics. Written for study, with multiple meanings, hidden etymological puns and secret semantic games. Uses humor and informal style for delivery. Includes annual Top Ten Metaphors as well as event, word and trend observations.
·The Name Inspector: A blog about company names, product names, and blog names. The author is a PhD linguist and former professor. The style is very informal, but the content is informed by lexical/frame semantics, lexicography, pragmatics, and phonology, as well as experience in the naming business.
·The Random Linguist: A blog on Computational and Corpus Linguistics, EFL and Spanish for Speakers of Other Languages
·The Seuren Blog: The blog of linguist Pieter Seuren. The topics discussed in this blog are related to linguistics, history, philosophy and sundry matters.
·The Virtual Linguist: A regularly updated blog on English and other languages maintained by a British lexicographer and coursebook writer.
·The Word Detective: The Word Detective on the Web is the online version of The Word Detective, a newspaper column answering readers' questions about words and language. The Word Detective is written by Evan Morris and appears in finer newspapers in the U.S., Mexico and Japan.
·Transient Languages and Cultures: A blog based roughly on the theme of endangered languages and cultures. Contributors are from the departments of Linguistics and Musicology at Sydney University, and employees of PARADISEC (the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures). Posts range from discussions of indigenous language education to fieldwork technology and methods. We all work and post on Australian and Papua New Guinean languages and music.
·Translation Articles: Online access to translation articles, resources and tools.
·Translation for Lawyers: Legal translation blog Translation for Lawyers provides information and tips concerning certified translation, legal document translation and deposition interpreting services.
·Transubstantiation - Ideas in Translation: This popular little blog covers topics in translation theory, translation practice, language oddities and general translation problems.
·Tripping Over Language: A linguistics and philosophy of language student tries to learn Scottish Gaelic over the internet, and discusses both the language itself and act of learning a language in a rather meta blog.
·Tulugaq: Ramblings about Alaskan languages and linguistics (mainly Eskimo-Aleut languages, but not always).
·UP Englishes: English in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, US regional dialects, linguistics, teaching linguistics, language variation and change, identity, and language ideologies.
·WordLo: WordLo contains a daily selection of post and articles related to neologisms, buzzwords and language change in the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites.
·Wordlustitude: A growing dictionary of ephemeral words, which are also known as nonce or stunt words.
·words to bytes: computational linguistics elementry
·Yes Chinese: Chinese lessons that teaches the language through short dialogues.
·Yes Japanese: Series of Japanese lessons starting with basic vocabulary and sentence structure.
·Yes Korean: Korean lessons that teaches sentence structure and honorifics. In later lessons there are short dialogues of many different scenarios.
·Yes Russian: Written by a Russian native, these lessons teach you the Russian language in a very practical way. There are short excercises at the end of certain lessons