List of Language Resources

In addition to accumulating thousands of paper books and photographing thousands of pages from national libraries, I also make frequent use of a subset of the following websites and online tools which I'm sure will help many readers, especially those actively involved in the science of Linguistics.

Contents

Linguistics

  Language Description

  Machine Translation

  Maps, Media, Fun

  Phonology

  Pidgins, Creoles, Other Languages

  Reading Tools

  Semantics, Corpus, Etymology

  Syntax

  Transcription Tools

  Typology

Languages

  African (Sub-Saharan) Language Families

  Altaic Language Family

    Non-Altaic Languages

  Afroasiatic Language Family

  American (North, Central, South) Language Families

  Australian Language Families

  Austronesian Language Family

    Formosan Branch Languages
    Malayo-Polynesian Branch Languages
    Oceanic & Polynesian Languages

  Indo-European Language Family

    Armenian
    Balto-Slavic Branch Languages
    Germanic Branch Languages
    Greek
    Indo-Iranian Branch Languages
    Italic/Romance Branch Languages

  Mon-Khmer Language Family

  Sino-Tibetan Language Family

  Tai-Kadai Language Family

  Trans-New Guinea Language Family

  Uralic Language Family


beads

African (Sub-Saharan) Language Families


ger

Altaic Language Family


city temple

Non-Altaic Languages


minarets

Afroasiatic Language Family

American (North, Central, South) Language Families

Australian Language Families

Austronesian Language Family


Rukai headdress

Formosan Branch Languages

Philippine Branch Languages

Malayo-Polynesian Branch Languages

Oceanic & Polynesian Languages

Indo-European Language Family


Armenian church

Armenian Branch


Czech tower

Balto-Slavic Branch Languages


Iceland waterfall

Germanic Branch Languages


Santorini church

Greek Branch


Taj Mahal

Indo-Iranian Branch Languages

Italic/Romance Branch Languages

Language Description

  • About World Languages Love the layout and data here. Introductory material on individual languages and language families.
  • Ethnologue contains information on 7,097 known living languages including: alternate names, population, location, language maps, language status, classification, dialect names, language use, language development, writing systems employed. It has links to research. Each language page also points to OLAC: Open Language Achives Community resource and research articles.
  • Glottolog: a comprehensive catalogue of the world's language families, languages and dialects.
  • Language Gulper A blog talking about language families.
  • Linguasphere: Le Répertoire de la linguasphère: comporte la classification géolinguistique, le codage et l’index alphabétique de l’ensemble des langues, variétés et groupes linguistiques du monde.
  • Multitree: MultiTree is a searchable database of hypotheses on language relationships.

Machine Translation

  • Apertium includes: Asturian, Aragonese, Breton, Northern Sami, Occitan, Tatar.
  • Bing includes: Hmong Daw, Klingon, Otomi, Yucatec Maya.
  • Google recently added: Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawai`ian, Kurmanji, Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto, Xhosa.
  • PROMPT very good for Russian.

Maps, Media, Fun


Terraces in Vietnam

Mon-Khmer Language Family

Phonology

Reading Tools

Pidgins, Creoles, Other Languages

Semantics, Corpus, Etymology


Taiwanese temple dragon

Sino-Tibetan Language Family

Syntax


Thai temple

Tai-Kadai Language Family

Transcription Tools

Trans-New Guinea Language Family

  • Database of the languages of New Guinea: The Trans-New Guinea language family currently occupies most of the interior of New Guinea. This family is possibly the third largest in the world with 400 languages and is tentatively thought to have originated with root-crop agriculture around 10,000 years ago.

Typology


Tallinn churches

Uralic Language Family