Portal site for language-related links, compiled by librarians at the former Librarians' Internet Index (LII) and the Internet Public Library (IPL). Use the subject categories on the side to narrow down the long list of links.
This site provides access to video-recordings of the sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet. It includes demonstrations of all the pulmonic and non-pulmonic consonants (each preceded and followed by an open vowel) and of the primary and secondary cardinal vowels, as well as some of the more frequently encountered diacritical features.
Use this website to write phonetic symbols in a document or blog posting. Simply click on a phonetic symbol in one of the charts. The symbol will appear in an interactive text box below the chart, and you can copy and paste it into your document.
From their website: "Uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers."
A large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of more than 40 authors. Also includes maps showing world locations of individual language features.
Website of the Museum, which promotes a better understanding of language and its role in history, contemporary affairs, and the future. Museum is located in College Park, MD. The website has some podcasts and links.