Resources for Linguists

Computational tools

Searchable archive for the Association for Computational Linguistics

Dexter Tools for Linguistic Annotation

Natural Language Toolkit

Corpora and newspaper archives

America's Historical Newspapers

BYU's interface to British National Corpus

BYU's Google Books Corpus

Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES)

Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

Corpus of Historical American English (COHA)

Google News Archive (advanced search)

Google Ngram Viewer

Lowell Digital Archive


American English dialect map

Eggcorn Database


Idiomizer (idiom translator)


Metathesis Database

Surrey Morphology Databases

Speech Accent Archive

World Atlas of Linguistic Structures (WALS)

Yale Grammatical Diversity Project

Dictionaries and thesauruses

Dictionary of Affixes


Online Etymology Dictionary

TV Tropes and Idioms

Urban Dictionary

Visual Thesaurus

Word Spy



The Online Etymological Dictionary on Language

The Word Detective

Word Wizard


World Wide Words


Beatrice Santorini's collection of linguistic humor

Speculative Grammarian

North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

International Linguistics Olympiad

General linguistics

The 5-Minute Linguist

Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Lexicon of Linguistics


The Linguist List

Popular Linguistics

Phonetics, phonology

International Phonetic Alphabet

TypeIt (IPA keyboard)

Richard Ishida's IPA character picker

Weston Ruter's IPA character picker

IPA in Unicode

Metathesis Database



Surrey Morphology Databases


Brian's Common Usage Errors

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Semantics, syntax

LingBuzz (paper archive)


Semantics Preprint Archive

Syntax tree diagram drawer

Another syntax tree diagram drawer

Reed-Kellogg sentence diagram templates

Yale Grammatical Diversity Project

Software that isn't listed elsewhere on the list

Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts (SALT)

Theoretical frameworks

Abstract categorial grammar (ACG)

Construction grammar

Head-driven phrase structure grammar (HPSG)

Usage, pronunciation, etymology

alt.usage.english newsgroup

American Dialect Society

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