Aboriginal Languages of Australia - There are more than 200 Australian indigenous languages. About 20 languages are strong, but endangered: the others have been destroyed, live in the memories of the elderly, or are being revived by their communities. This site has annotated links to 180 resources for about 60 languages. About 25% of these resources are produced or published by indigenous people.
Acronym Finder - Look up five million acronyms/abbreviations and their meanings.
American Dialect Society - Dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it.
FSI Language Courses - Allows users to find and download old Foreign Service Institute training materials, including entire texts and (wherever possible) their accompanying audio cassette tapes. The materials are in the public domain, and cover more than 40 languages (among them LCTLs like Korean, Arabic, Hausa, and Vietnamese).
HandSpeak - An exploration of imagery language and visual communications, cultures and arts.
Hebraica Team - Catalogs books written in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, Aramaic, and any other language using the Hebrew alphabet - everything from medieval biblical commentaries to contemporary Israeli poetry.
iLoveLanguages - Catalog of language-related Internet resources - over 2000 links.
inogolo - Devoted to the English pronunciation of the names of people, places, and miscellaneous stuff. The site contains a searchable database of names with both phonetic and audio pronunciations in English.
Jewish Language Research Website - Presents contacts, descriptions, and basic bibliographies for the following languages: Hebrew, Jewish Aramaic, Jewish English, Jewish Malayalam, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-French, Judeo-Greek, Judeo-Iranian, Judeo-Italian, Judeo-Persian, Judeo-Portuguese, Judeo-Provençal, Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo/Ladino, Yiddish.
Klingon Language Institute - Those bumpy headed aliens of Star Trek really have their own language, one which has far outgrown mere television and film. The Klingon Language Institute continues its mission of bringing together individuals interested in the study of Klingon linguistics and culture, and providing a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas.
Living Swahili Dictionary - New dictionaries of the Swahili language, both within Swahili and between Swahili and English. Swahili is the most widely spoken African language, with 50 million speakers in East Africa and Central Africa, particularly in Tanzania (including Zanzibar) and Kenya.
Modern Language Association (MLA) - Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities.
Rosetta Project - The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to develop a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta Stone. In this updated iteration, the goal is a meaningful survey and near permanent archive of 1,000 languages. The Project's intention is to create a unique platform for comparative linguistic research and education as well as a functional linguistic tool that might help in the recovery of lost languages in unknown futures.
Slangopedia - Hosted on the website of the Italian newsweekly, L'Espresso, offering around 1,000 entries on slang terms.
Terralingua - An international NGO focussing on linguistic, biological and biocultural diversity language endangerment/survival/preservation and linguistic human rights.
Thai-language - Here you'll find 13823 audio clips, over 55594 dictionary entries, 826 images and illustrations, message boards, and a world-wide community of folks interested in Thai language, culture, residency, and travel.
WordReference - Free access to numerous dictionaries (mostly Romance languages: Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese) plus a verb conjugator for many of the words it defines.
Wordorigins - Devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology.
WordReference - Translate any word in any Web page with a few quick clicks, using the Collins translating dictionaries from HarperCollins Publishing.
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