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World Languages

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On the web

These are but a few of the many great resources available on the web. If you have favorite websites or suggestions for content by all means let me know!

  • Department of World Languages, Boise State University
  • Modern Languages Open
    Modern Languages Open (MLO) is a peer-reviewed platform for the open access publication of research from across the modern languages to a global audience.
  • ILoveLanguages
    More than 2,000 links have been reviewed by librarians at the Virtual Library; providing information about translating dictionaries, native literatures, language schools, and more. 

  • Internet Public Library (ipl2) Literary Criticism Collection
    The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

  • Joint Language University
    Open language training portal serving the public, private, academic and government sectors 

    LANIC (Latin American Network Information Center)
    Academic resources for Latin American literature, including primary texts and criticism, are listed here in this University of Texas site dedicated to Latin American studies.

  • Linguist List
    The “world’s largest online linguistic resource” run by linguistic professors and graduate students.

  • Modern Language Association
    Founded in 1883 by scholars and teachers, 30,000 MLA members promote the study and teaching of language and literature in 100 countries.

    Open Culture: Free Language Lessons
    This collection features lessons in 40 languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more. Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you’re good to go. 

  • Tennessee Bob’s Famous French Links 
    A 10,000 link supersite, including links to Francophone information, books and literature, general culture, history, the French language, and French in everyday life.   

  • Urdu dictionary 
    The dictionary spans over 22 volumes and comprises 22,000 pages and 264,000 words. “It will have two features: one, the lughat [dictionary] will be accompanied by a search engine, that is, you can search for words individually and listen to their correct, or different versions of, pronunciation; two, we used to publish a journal Urdunama whose 54 editions were published." From press release:

  • Western European Studies Section : WESSWEB
    A site maintained by the Association of College and Research Libraries, providing links to French, German, and Iberian (Spanish and Portuguese) studies.