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Library Sources in Linguistics

This guide lists a selection of the more important sources of information on Linguistics available at Concordia Library. It includes material held in the Webster Library (WEB) on the Sir George Williams Downtown Campus, the Vanier Library (VAN) on the Loyola Campus and/or available online. Most materials are located in the Reference area (REF). This is not a complete list. Additional resources may be found by searching CLUES, the library catalogue.


Manuals, Handbooks, and Companions




  • Canada Institute of Linguistics
  • Ethnologue
    A catalogue of more than 6,900 languages spoken around the world. Includes information on number of speakers, location, dialects, linguistic affiliation, alternate names, language descriptions, etc.
  • iLoveLanguages
    A comprehensive catalogue of language-related Internet resources. Includes more than 2,400 links.
  • International Phonetic Association
    The IPA is the major as well as the oldest representative organization for phoneticians. It provides the academic community worldwide with a notational standard for the phonetic representation of all languages. This site includes links to other websites on phonetics.
  • Less Commonly Taught Languages
    Includes lists of courses at approximately 2,000 institutions in North America.
  • Linguist List
    Offers many links to Linguistic sites. Covers such topics as: applied linguistics, creoles, computational linguistics, endangered languages, word frequency, metaphor, nonverbal communication, nostratic, translating, etc.
  • Linguistic Links
    Provides many interesting links. They include university departments, organizations, linguists, archives, conferences, linguistic topics, mailing lists, journals, publishers, bookstores, job listings, etc.
  • Linguistic Rights - Links and Resources
    Includes links to research institutions, international organizations, foundations, NGOs, etc. These offer access to vast amounts of documents on language rights, language legislation, and linguistic minorities worldwide.
  • Linguistic Society of America
    Includes information on membership, grants, jobs, publications, resources, etc.
  • The Speech Accent Archive
    Compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers. Over 1500 samples.
    Provides links to more than 1800 language and specialty dictionaries.


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