- Cartoon Theories of Linguistics
- What is Linguistics? III - A very short (~450 words) and very approachable characterization of linguistics from Cambridge emphasizing interdisciplinarity.
- What is Linguistics? IV - Most of the introductory ~7 page first chapter ("What Is Linguistics?") of a linguistics textbook; last two pages are missing but it is useful nonetheless.
- What is Linguistics? V - Very general, very approachable, very short (~300 words) introduction to field and sub-fields from the University of Otago with a slight advertisement at the end.
- What is Linguistics? VII - Brief (~500 word) and general introduction from Santa Cruz to the major sub-fields and some of what they consider to be interdisciplinary areas of linguistics.
- What is Linguistics? VIII - ~500 word introduction to the most general questions asked by the field.
- What is Linguistics? IX - A fairly thorough and slightly playful ~1000 word introduction to linguistics, its sub-fields, and sub-sub-fields from some obscure guy named Jon Aske. The bit about his dissertation at the end can be safely ignored.
- What is Linguistics? X - ~2000 word, very thorough, includes accounts of major schools of thought within linguistics; extra detail about sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.
- FAQ About Linguistics - General FAQ from our very own John Lawler. ~1000 words.
- Linguistic Society of America, an Overview - ~2000 word, thoughtful and very well-written introduction to linguistics and its major sub-orientations; very light on computational.
- Why major in Linguistics? -A good concrete ~2000 word initiation to linguistics with plenty of examples of opportunities that come with an undergraduate degree in linguistics. Written to the beginning undergraduate student but accessible to anyone.
- The Linguist List
- Linguistics, Natural Language, and Computational Linguistics Meta-index
- Association for Computational Linguistics
- Introduction to Linguistics Study Guide - This is an introductory linguistics textbook which includes practice problems. This is an excellent resource. Very accessible, plenty of charts, well presented. This was the thesis project of Laura E. Hughes and Anna Gartsman, two students at Northwest University. This PDF contains the full book.
- Linguistics for Beginners - This site has a very accessible introduction to phonetics, phonology, and morphology, as well as some other topics. Click on "Navigation" at the very right of the bar at the top of the page, and this will give you a list of the available topics, however, "morphology" is not on this list, although it is available. To access the morphology chapter, click the ">" button on the top left of the page.
- An Introduction to Linguistics: Language, Grammar, and Semantics by Syal & Jindal, published in 2007, available via Google books - Very accessible, but, once again, some of the pages are missing.
- Introduction to Text Linguistics - This site contains a very full and in depth, yet very accessible introduction to text linguistics. I'm not sure, however, how relevant this is to the kinds of problems found in NACLO.
- An NSF introduction to sociolinguistics.
- Introduction to Linguistics - This site has some files containing introductions to some linguistic topics available for download. I havent tried downloading any of them myself, however.
- This site provides brief overviews of the major topics in linguistics. Very accessible.
- Intro to Linguistics - This site contains some resources, mostly practice problems, for most of the major topics in linguistics.
- This site contains an introduction to many topics. However, this site, though introductory, is a little less accessible than some of the others. Also, this site explains linguistics more from a cognitive science point of view, and the topics are not listed under the standard names (syntax, semantics, etc). However, all of the major topics are covered.
- Linguistics Lectures - Click ?E-Lectures? on the left hand side of the page for a list of lectures. The lectures are very accessible, yet fairly detailed as well.
- Why study linguistics?
- Wikibooks introduction to linguistics
- Linguist Lists Language Links
- Ethnologue: Languages of the World
- Another "What is Linguistics?" site.
- An introduction to linguistics
Wikipedia Articles Overviewing Linguistics
Topics in Linguistics
- Computational Linguistics - A sophisticated ~1000 word article on CL with emphasis on historical development and international aspects. Written in 1996, so slightly outdated.
- What is Computational Linguistics? - ~1000 word piece by Hans Uszkoreit with emphasis on applied CL and lots of examples.
Linguistics Departments at Universities and Colleges
Conferences & Events
Historical Linguistics/Language Change
A break from studying
Top 40 Linguistics Departments - Sites with Resources
Register for the next competition
Challenge yourself online with practice problems
All you need to know about NACLO in one place
Suggested reading, links, etc.