Resources for Linguistics

Databases and Search Tools


  • NEXIS - a 20-year archive of over 2000 global news sources.
  • Gale NewsVault - cross-searches all our subscribed Gale Group news databases, including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail archives, 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century British Library Newspapers.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers - includes The Guardian, The Observer and The New York Times.
  • Box of Broadcasts - off-air recording and media archive service. Archive dates back to 2007 for 9 key channels.

Useful websites

Experimental field linguistics

Provides links to resources, tools, corpora etc. for fieldworking linguists and psycholinguists.

Child-directed speech

Provides research summaries, reading lists, and links to resources, tools, corpora etc. for studies on child language and child-directed speech (motherese).

Essex Corpus Linguistics Collective

Provides information about corpora in Essex, and links to corpus tools and corpus resources.

Dictionary searches and translation tools.

iLoveLanguages (formerly The Human-Languages Page)

A comprehensive catalogue of language-related Internet resources. The over 1600 links in the database have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you've heard about, this probably has something to suit your needs.

Language games for all

Provides resources and readings for research about the use of language games and language games as a tool in psycholinguistic research.

Linguistic Resources on the Internet

Topically organised list of linguistics resources on the Internet.


Major online resource for language and language analysis. Provides access to the searchable archives of over 100 linguistics mailing lists and provides links to many different Internet resources.

Rutgers Optimality Archive

Distribution point for research in Optimality Theory.

Society for Endangered Languages
VTS Linguistics

Free online tutorial to help you develop your Internet research skills.

Free, comprehensive ESL site with a host of resources for students and teachers of English


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