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Possibly Useful Resources for Linguists

Karen-English Dictionary

This is a Karen-English dictionary based on data collected from UNC's Fall 2012 Field Methods class. This is a work in progress! (Unfortunately I've run out of webspace, so this link is broken at the moment -- please contact me if you would like me to send you our dictionary and grammar or get involved.)


This interactive site created by Daniel Hall allows the user to maniuplate the human vocal tract. The user defines voicing, nasality, the position of the lips, and the manner and place of articulation and is shown the vocal tract during articulation.

Typing phonetic symbols

Tips for typing IPA symbols.

Treeform: tree-drawing software

Easy way to put syntax or word trees into your word processor. Drag and drop nodes into your tree, label nodes, and then copy and paste the image into your word processor. Created by Donald Derrick. NOTE: You will need Java installed to run Treeform.

LinguistList: Job postings for linguists

Current job listings for linguists. Mostly consists of academic jobs (ie. job as a professor).

Language Log

Language-related blog, with posts by various reputable linguists.

Just for Fun


Lolcats for ling nerds.

Linguistics terms

Fun linguistics terms.

What phonation type are you?

From lolPhonology. Finally, a quiz that matters! :)

What kind of linguist should you be?

Predictive power of 83%!.... according to our extremely large sample size of 6.

Linguistics or band name?

Test your knowledge of linguistics terms.

Book Suggestions

The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker

The Power of Babel by John McWhorter

Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff

The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher