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What Is 'Correct' Language? 
by Edward Finegan (USC). Descriptive vs. prescriptive grammar.
Resources for Tolkienian Linguistics
The purpose of this page is to provide references to useful, generally reliable, and legal resources for those interested in the study of the invented languages of J.R.R. Tolkien. Description from site.

Endangered Languages (see also Sociolinguistics)

Endangered Languages
by Tony Woodbury (UT-Austin). Consequences of lanaguge loss, how language loss affects linguistics.
NativeWeb - an Internet Community
Resources for indigenous cultures around the world. Description from site.
Home page of Dr. Jon Reyhner
Includes links to conference proceedings on endangered languages, plus a link to his 'Teaching indigenous languages' page.
Dedicated to preserving linguistic and biological diversity.Description from site.
Foundation for Endangered Languages
An organization whose aim is to support, enable and assist the documentation, protection and promotion of endangered languages.Description from site.
The Endangered Languages Fund
Devoted to the scientific study of endangered languages and the support of native efforts in maintaining endangered languages.Description from site.
International Clearinghouse for Endangered Languages
Projects on endangered languages at the University of Tokyo.
Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Devoted to the scientific study of the languages of the native peoples of North, Central and South America. Includes lots of great links on Native American languages.
Endangered-Languages-L Forum
Email list on endangered languages.

Computational Linguistics

What is computational linguistics?
Explanation of computational linguistics, from University of Saarland.
Computers and Language
by Jerry R. Hobbs (SRI International, CA). Perspectives and problems in computational linguistics, approaches to ambiguity.
Machine Translation
by Martin Kay (Stanford). History of machine translation, why machine translation is hard, the structure of machine translation systems.
Georgetown: Computational Linguistics links
Links to parsers, indexers, info on machine translation and speech synthesis.
Computational Phonology and Morphology
Links to info on computational work in phonology and morphology.
Yahoo! - Natural Language Processing
Lots of links to info on natural language processing, a bit part of computational linguistics.

Linguistic Field Work

Talkbank: Linguistic Exploration
"Resources for language documentation and linguistic exploration."Description from site. Includes info on workshops, mailing lists, and resources about computational field work.
Talkbank: Linguistic Annotation
Describes tools and formats for creating and managing descriptive or analytic notations for language data.
Tutorial page on Hyperlex, Steven Bird's web-based speech analysis system
Download site for Shoebox, a data management and analysis tool for the field linguist

Fun with Language and Linguistics

Sounds of the World's Animals
Ever wondered what a gecko sounds like in Japanese? This site gives a rough transcription of what 34 animals sound like in 26 languages!
Richard Lederer's Verbivore
"If you are heels over head (as well as head over heels) in love with words, tarry here awhile to graze or, perhaps, feast on the English language." Description from site. From the author of Anguished English and Get Thee to a Punnery.
Merriam-Webster's Word Puzzles
Word game of the day. "Got two minutes? Play a new puzzle every day or visit our puzzle archive to play games you missed during the past month." Description from site.
Word Wizard
For all those people out there who are just obsessed with words...
I Can Eat Glass Project
"The Project is based on the idea that people in a foreign country have an irresistable urge to try to say something in the indigenous tongue... if one says "I can eat glass, it doesn't hurt me," you will be viewed as an insane native, and treated with dignity and respect. " Description from site.
Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
"This is the language spoken by Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Mike Hammer and the Continental Op. When Cagney, Bogart, Robinson and Raft got in a turf war, this is how they talked. Now, with the help of this glossary, you too can speak it like a native!" Description from site.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
"A collection of slang terms used by various subcultures of computer hackers." Description from site.
Ever realize you'd completely mistaken the lyrics to a song? This is a site where people report their misinterpretations, which are often hilarious. The relevance to linguistics? It's this same propensity for "making sense of what doesn't make sense" that drives a lot of the changes in languages over time.
Silicon Valley Slang Dictionary
The cutting edge of slang for the technologically sophistocated (or those who want to be).

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