On-line resources and links
For morphologists and linguists in general
This page contains a list of web-resources of interest to researchers and students of linguistic morphology, although most links will also be useful to linguists in general.
The list will probably never be completed. If you know or manage a website that you think should be included in this page, or if you detect any broken links, please contact the members of the MMM Permanent Committee.
We have organized our links in several thematic categories, though many resources are actually relevant for several of them. This list will never reach a final point, as new sites with interesting content appear every day. All suggestions and comments are warmly welcome!
- Construction Morphology website
The website – managed by Jenny Audring, Geert Booij and Francesca Masini – collects information about Construction Morphology (CxM) related events and contains a bibliography of CxM related works.
- Surrey Morphology Group Homepage
Gives free access to a number of morphological databases on syncretism, agreement and suppletion. The website also offers detailed specific bibliographies on syncretism, agreement, Slavonic agreement, Slavonic number and suppletion.
- Robert Beard’s Lexeme-Morpheme Base Morphology (LMBM)
The personal pages of Robert Beard are devoted to the study of morphology, especially Beard’s ‘Lexeme-Morpheme Base Morphology’. From there you can browse to Alpha Dictionary, an index of on-line dictionaries and grammars, and other several pages of (sic!) linguistic fun.
- Distributed Morphology
Start-page for a number of didactic and academic resources related to the framework of DM: a bibliography, an archive of DM papers, a mailing list and a Frequently Asked Questions page maintained by Rolf Noyer (U. Penn.).
- Linguistica Group – University of Chicago
The Linguistica group is headed by Professor John Goldsmith. Among other resources, the website offers Linguistica, a computer program designed to explore the unsupervised learning of natural language, with primary focus on morphology. The software tries to induct the morphological structure of any text you input.
- MORBO – Morphology at Bologna Research Group
This website promotes various activities and projects by the MORBO group. Currently available are MORBOCOMP a database (under development) of compounding in the world’s languages, and BIBLIO, a searchable bibliography of morphology and related fields containing over 7500 recent entries. The website also hosts Lingue e Linguaggio the home-page for the semestral journal edited by members of the research group.
- ALT: Association for Linguistic Typology
Conference announcements, sillabi, discussion lists, etc.
- The Universals Archive – Universität Konstanz
Maintained by Frans Planck, the archive offers an impressive collection of linguistic universals that have been suggested in the relevant literature, in particular those of an implicational kind. The Universals Archive is available in the form of a searchable database, enabling its on-line users to retrieve universals in terms of any of the individual words or combinations of words that occur in their formulation or in their documentation. It is also possible just to browse through the archive.
- Matthew Dryer’s Homepage
Offers information on the World Atlas of Language Structures that also includes morphological typology,a Typological Database and various language maps.
- Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology – Linguistics
Among other things, there you can find a set of glossing rules proposed by the Leipzig Typology research group.
- Lexicon of Linguistics
Does not need a description. It does exactly what it says. Excelent coverage and quality of the entries, with contemporary bibliographic references for every single linguistic concept in the database. Editors: Johan Kerstens, Eddy Ruys, Joost Zwarts (former editor Jan Don) from the Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University.
- Optimality Theory. Rutgers Optimality Archive
The Rutgers Optimality Archive is a distribution point for research papers in Optimality Theory, open to all who wish to disseminate their work in, on, or about OT.
- The Minimalist Syntax Homepage
Very interesting starting point for those who want to study the Minimalist Program, this website offers many resources (although only a few are actually -20/01/2005- implemented). The most developed area is the Arizona Minimalist Syntax Archives & Bibliography (AMSA). This archive contains freely downloadable pdf and postscript files of important and recent papers written within the Minimalist Framework, mainly versions of unpublished papers or papers that appear in non-copyrighted sources, but also pointers to published sources (either the address for an electronic journal or a link to the publisher’s page for books).
- SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics)
This website has an enormous amount of interesting resources for anyone doing linguistics (ranging from a really good Unicode-compliant phonetic font to linguistic software – among other titles, PC-Parse a suite of parsing programs (AMPLE, STAMP, PC-KIMMO, PC-PATR, etc.)). SIL has also a very good Glossary of Linguistic Terms.
Published by SIL International, this is the electronic version of “Ethnologue: Languages of the World”. The website presents the data used to prepare the printed volumes, along with links to the SIL Bibliography and the International Academic Bookstore. You can search an enormous amount of information on the languages spoken on any country in the world (number of speakers, geographical location, classification, dialects and other demographic and sociolinguistic facts).
Corpora and Lexica
- Geoffrey Sampson’s webpage
You can download from here the SUSANNE, CHRISTINE and LUCY corpora of modern English.
- Mark Davies’ “Variation In English Words And Phrases”
This website allows you to quickly and easily search the 100 million word BNC (British National Corpus). As with most other BNC interfaces, you can search for exact words or phrases, using wildcards or part of speech, or combinations of these (e.g. all nouns ending in -ness or all cases of white + [noun]). Perhaps the most unique aspect of this online corpus interface is the ability to find the frequency of words and phrases in any combination of registers that you define (spoken, academic, poetry, medical, etc).
- Bookmarks for Corpus-based linguists
Bookmarks for Corpus-based Linguists: David Lee’s huge collection of annotated links (c. 1,000 of them) meant mainly for linguists and language teachers who work with corpora.
- ZVON.ORG Character Search
If you are looking for a weird little phonetic symbol that your Text-editor doesn’t seem to know, Zvon.org features a powerful search-script based on the Unicode Character Database, XML ,HTML 4.01 and MathML 2 specifications. It is able to tell you all there is to know about any particular character in these standard encodings/languages.