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LINGUIST 202: Languages of the World: Websites

Useful Resources

  • is a place where you can conveniently find many resources to help you with your research of the world's languages.

  • A site with sound clips from a great number of the worlds languages and dialects.
  • UCLA Language Materials Project (LMP)
    An on-line bibliographic database of teaching and learning materials for over 150 Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs).
  • Rosetta Project
    Global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible digital library of human languages.

Evaluating your sources

Authority Accuracy Objectivity Currency Coverage
Who is the author? Is the information reliable or error free? Is the information written to sway opinion? Is the page dated? What topics are covered?
What are the author's credentials? Is there an editor or someone who verifies the information? Is there advertising on the page? Is it current? How in depth is the information?
Who hosts this website or who published this article? Do the links work? Does the web site offer information not available elsewhere?
What is the reputation of the host or publisher?

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