- Cartoon Theories of Linguistics
- What is Linguistics? III - A very short (~450
words) and very approachable characterization of linguistics from Cambridge emphasizing interdisciplinarity.
- What is Linguistics? IV -
Most of the introductory ~7 page first chapter ("What Is Linguistics?") of a linguistics textbook; last two
pages are missing but it is useful nonetheless.
- What is Linguistics? V - Very
general, very approachable, very short (~300 words) introduction to field and sub-fields from the University
of Otago with a slight advertisement at the end.
- What is Linguistics? VII - Brief (~500 word) and general
introduction from Santa Cruz to the major sub-fields and some of what they consider to be interdisciplinary
areas of linguistics.
- What is Linguistics? VIII - ~500 word
introduction to the most general questions asked by the field.
- What is Linguistics? IX - A fairly thorough
and slightly playful ~1000 word introduction to linguistics, its sub-fields, and sub-sub-fields from some
obscure guy named Jon Aske. The bit about his dissertation at the end can be safely ignored.
- What is Linguistics? X - ~2000 word, very
thorough, includes accounts of major schools of thought within linguistics; extra detail about
sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.
- FAQ About Linguistics - General FAQ from
our very own John Lawler. ~1000 words.
- Linguistic Society of America, an Overview
- ~2000 word, thoughtful and very well-written introduction to linguistics and its major sub-orientations;
very light on computational.
- Why major in Linguistics? -A good concrete
~2000 word initiation to linguistics with plenty of examples of opportunities that come with an
undergraduate degree in linguistics. Written to the beginning undergraduate student but accessible to
- The Linguist List
- Linguistics, Natural Language, and Computational
- Association for Computational Linguistics
to Linguistics Study Guide - This is an introductory linguistics textbook which includes practice
problems. This is an excellent resource. Very accessible, plenty of charts, well presented. This was the
thesis project of Laura E. Hughes and Anna Gartsman, two students at Northwest University. This PDF contains
the full book.
- Linguistics for
Beginners - This site has a very accessible introduction to phonetics, phonology, and morphology, as
well as some other topics. Click on "Navigation" at the very right of the bar at the top of the
page, and this will give you a list of the available topics, however, "morphology" is not on this
list, although it is available. To access the morphology chapter, click the ">" button on the
top left of the page.
Introduction to Linguistics: Language, Grammar, and Semantics by Syal & Jindal, published in
2007, available via Google books - Very accessible, but, once again, some of the pages are missing.
- Introduction to Text
Linguistics - This site contains a very full and in depth, yet very accessible introduction to text
linguistics. I'm not sure, however, how relevant this is to the kinds of problems found in NACLO.
- An NSF introduction to
- Introduction to Linguistics - This site
has some files containing introductions to some linguistic topics available for download. I havent tried
downloading any of them myself, however.
- This site provides brief overviews of the major topics in
linguistics. Very accessible.
- Intro to Linguistics - This site
contains some resources, mostly practice problems, for most of the major topics in linguistics.
- This site contains an introduction to many topics. However, this
site, though introductory, is a little less accessible than some of the others. Also, this site explains
linguistics more from a cognitive science point of view, and the topics are not listed under the standard
names (syntax, semantics, etc). However, all of the major topics are covered.
- Linguistics Lectures - Click
?E-Lectures? on the left hand side of the page for a list of lectures. The lectures are very accessible, yet
fairly detailed as well.
- Why study linguistics?
- Wikibooks introduction to linguistics
- Linguist Lists Language
- Ethnologue: Languages of the World
- Another "What is Linguistics?" site.
- An introduction to linguistics
Wikipedia Articles Overviewing Linguistics
Topics in Linguistics
- Computational Linguistics - A
sophisticated ~1000 word article on CL with emphasis on historical development and international aspects.
Written in 1996, so slightly outdated.
- What is Computational Linguistics? -
~1000 word piece by Hans Uszkoreit with emphasis on applied CL and lots of examples.
Linguistics Departments at Universities and Colleges
Conferences & Events
Historical Linguistics/Language Change
A break from studying
Top 40 Linguistics Departments - Sites with Resources
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