Lojban - a logical language. An introduction to Lojban, a constructed language designed for maximum clarity, expressiveness and cultural neutrality.
Who is a native speaker and what is it they speak? Less an entry into the TEFL "native speaker" debate, more a philosophical and sociolinguistic look at the concept itself, looking at the terms "language", "dialect", "speech community" and, of course, "native".
Future Forms in English. A look at "will" and the futurates.
Three and a half views of the language faculty. A look at Chomsky, Bickerton and Lakoff, with a few ideas of my own thrown in.
Register in Academic Writing. This is where I get Hallidayan for a change: an analysis of two different academic genres, with some comments about the teaching of academic writing (this is the paper I would have given at the Reading conference on writing if I'd been able to afford the air fare!).
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Site devoted to linguistic and biological diversity.
Summer Institute of Linguistics. Specialises in minority languages. Also has downloadable IPA fonts.
Native American Language Resources on the Internet.
International sign Linguistics Association.
The Klingon Language Institute.
The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship. No kidding.
Lojban. Constructed language based on predicate logic.
The Association for Linguistic Typology.
Essentialist Explanations. Witty (verging on abusive) collection of descriptions of languages e.g. "English is essentially bad Dutch with outrageously pronounced French and Latin vocabulary". Compiled by John Cowan.
The Linguist List.
Prestigious e-zine and resources collection.
Systemic Functional Linguistics
Linguistics Materials on the Web. Comprehensive links list maintained by the Linguistics department at Rochester.
Metaphor Home Page
Metaphor and Metonymy pages
Conceptual Metaphor Home Page Searchable database of metaphors.
Center for the Cognitive Science of Metaphor. Good selection of papers, including Lakoff's Gulf War article.
COGLING e-mail list for all aspects of cognitive linguistics.
Sociolinguistics. Nice introductory site from the University of
The Ladies' Room Very nicely presented site devoted to gender differences in communication.
Applied Linguistics / TEFL
Applied Linguistics. Useful site maintained by Surrey
The Language Teacher. Web journal published by the Japan Association of Language Teachers.
The Internet TESL Journal
Many TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links
Linguists' Home Pages
Chomsky. Yes, the man himself.
Mark Turner. Cognitive linguistics.
Nick Nicholas. Incredibly prolific linguist whose less academic achievements include translating Shakespeare into Lojban and Klingon.
Nebiye Petek Kurtboke. Turkish-Australian corpus linguist.