In the interest of cultivating a professional, academic community, I posted this question on Meta. One comment was to open a community-wiki question inviting others to contribute to a list of academic sources in the field of linguistics.

There are lots of academic resources available online for us to read, enjoy, learn from and cite. Full-text journals, journal archives, corpora, studies...

I invite you to add the resources you know of, so we can put them all in one place.

The basics:


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Other resources:

  • You should check the box to make your answer community wiki, so that others can edit it.
    – Aaron
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 20:12
  • I forgot when posting, so it's been flagged.
    – mollyocr
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 20:13
  • @Aaron If you didn't, also flag the question as Mod attention -> other and write that you're asking to make it CW. :)
    – Alenanno
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 22:32
  • @mollyocr if you edit it, you will find the cw checkbox in the bottom left of the edit field..
    – Louis Rhys
    Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 17:15
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    Eh, it's CW now. Edit away...
    – Shog9
    Commented Oct 21, 2011 at 18:25

The databases UPSID for phonemic inventories (web interface here) and WALS for structural properties in general. The latter allows easy exporting of data in an easily parsable format (it's also possible in the former, but it requires some twiddling).


CLARIN (European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology) entry points:

  • Virtual Language Observatory (VLO): A search engine for language resources
  • TeLeMaCo: Teaching and Learning Materials Collection, a collaborative portal to teaching and learning materials
  • WebLicht: A web based chaining tools for language processing (needs a federated account for login; currently available languages are English and German)

The Oxford Reference Encyclopedia of Linguistics, the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, the International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, and any Oxford, Routledge, or Wiley-Blackwell handbook on any topic in linguistics.


Good night! I find all the contributions very useful. Thanks a lot for sharing. I suggest you to check the following links:



  • You can improve this answer by adding some information to the pure links (that might get stale anytime), such as Author, title, publisher and year, and maybe a short comment on why they are good resources. Commented Dec 11, 2022 at 21:09

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