Category Archives: Tools

Resources: Reconstructing American Tongues

In 1988, the Center for New Media produced American Tongues.  Since then, this Peabody-Award-winning documentary, which highlights the range of language variation in the United States, has been a staple in American linguistic classes.  Even now, when the average 18 … Continue reading

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Tools: Sign Linguistics Corpora Network

Computer-aided technology has allowed considerable corpus research in linguistics that would not have been available just a few decades ago.  However, many of these corpora are geared towards written language.  Corpora for spoken and singed languages require considerably more effort … Continue reading

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Tools: “Do-It-Yourself” State Maps

“Do-It-Yourself” State Maps. Texas A&M offers a website that might be useful for those who do geographically-based sociolinguistic research.  The link above takes you to this site, which allows you to build your own state map, modifying it to suit … Continue reading

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Resources: Teach Ling

Teach Ling is a website hosting linguistically oriented teaching plans–some written by linguists.  It also offers links to other linguistic resources on the web.  If you register, you may both contribute and download material

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Tools: Voice Thread

Voice Thread is in app for iPad/iPod which allows you to narrate and comment on a document, and it appears to have a number of other functions too.  It would probably be very helpful both for teachers and researchers.

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Resources: Passive Voice a la Geoffrey Pullum

A recent LingEducator post on passive voice provided a number of links to sites that offered help for those trying to learn to identify this verbal inflection.  LingEducator isn’t the only grammar blog with concerns about the way that passive voice … Continue reading

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Tools for Teachers–online resources to help you start the school year

There are so many new online tools for teaching language, it can be difficult to keep up.  Here’s a list of a few tutorials that can help you figure out which are tools are going to be most helpful in … Continue reading

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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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Tools: Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to writing good abstracts | Impact of Social Sciences

The title here is self explanatory.  This is an article about writing a good abstract, something which ultimately helps you to write a good paper.  This article does a particularly good job of breaking down the distinction between what you’re … Continue reading

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