Category Archives: Resources

Resources: International Phonetic Association

Those who are looking for phonetics resources should be sure to check out the webpage for the International Phonetic Association, which hosts IPA charts, fonts, sound files, and links to their scholarly journals.  It is very user friendly. Advertisements

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Resources: University of the Basque Country Lab

The Language and Speech Lab at the University of the Basque Country maintains a website that highlights their research in language acquisition, speech recognition, and modeling.

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Resources: Passive Voice

The English inflectional system is weak compared to many other IndoEuropean languages, but we do still inflect our verbs for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and subject verb agreement.  Unfortunately, because American schools don’t teach grammar any more, many people don’t … Continue reading

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Resources: New (to LingEducator) Links for Learning about the IPA

Students learning the IPA in English will find this page useful. Not only does it give the consonant and vowel charts, but it also gives example words for each vowel http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/IPA/SSAE.html They may also appreciate the information given in this … Continue reading

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Resources: TrueSpell.com

TrueSpell.com is a program that converts written English to “typical” American pronuncations (whatever “typical” might mean).  This might sound like a rather obvious exercise, but as any kindergardner will tell you, English spelling is ridiculous.  Despite all of the (useful) rules kids used … Continue reading

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Resources: Sociolinguistic Videos on Mitra Science

Mitra Science collects science videos on the web.  Here’s a link to their sociolinguistic collection.

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Required Reading on Multilingualism

The article linked below should be required reading. Especially for teachers, speech-language pathologists, and parents. (But really, everybody should know this.) The article, “Recommending Monolingualism to Multilinguals – Why and Why Not” by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira, is featured on ASHA’s blog, and … Continue reading

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Resources: Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture

The latest issue of de Gruyter Reference Global – Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture is out.  At this link you can surf through the table of contents, finding information on face-saving techniques and im/politeness in several different cultures.

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Resources: Language in Baltimore | Exploring the linguistic charm of Charm City

Dr. Christine Mallinson (UMBC) has produced an impressive blog which highlights the sociolinguistic research of her and her students. Dr. Mallinson is a young, but up-and-coming researcher, who has worked on ethnic variation in North Carolina and training teachers to … Continue reading

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Resources: TESOL Bulletin

Sign up for free for the weekly email from TESOL English Language Bulletin–a resource for those who teach English to non-native speakers.

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