General linguistic matters
- The Linguist List: this is both a large website with a great wealth of information on all relevant areas of linguistics (incl. further links) and a subscribable mailing list
- ELE - English Linguistics in Essen: our online linguistics centre for students of English with introductions to the essentials of linguistics, authored by Prof. Hickey; can be used in conjunction with the Introduction to Linguistics, any seminar or to prepare for examinations; also contains information about courses in linguistics being offered by Prof. Hickey in the current term.
- LINSE - Linguistik-Server Essen: online linguistics centre powered by the linguistics section of the Germanistik department, Redaktion LINSE; information on many different areas of linguistics including computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, and many others.
- Studying the History of English: a valuable resource for linguistics students at all levels who are concerned with the history of the English language, including the different periods of English, mechanisms of language change and dialect contact; by Prof. Hickey.
- Studying Varieties of English: a great information source for varieties of English around the world, and the methods used to study them; by Prof. Hickey.
- Irish English Resource Centre: an online gateway to Irish English, its history, characteristics, varieties and research; by Prof. Hickey.
- A writer's conference - improving students' academic writing skills, Dr. Katharina von Elbwart
Corpus linguistics and corpora
- International Computer Archive of Medieval and Modern English (ICAME): documentation/manuals for available corpora of English, bibliographies and archive of Corpora mailing list
- David Lee’s Bookmarks for Corpus-based Linguists: very good collection!
- British National Corpus (BNC): a 100-million-word corpus of spoken and written English from the 1990s, with a searchable interface
- Phrases in English database, based on the BNC
- BYU-BNC, by Mark Davies: another good search interface for the BNC
- The Corpus of Contemporary American English, by Mark Davies: texts from 1990 to 2007, searchable
- TIME Corpus, by Mark Davies: 100 million words from TIME Magazine, from 1923-2006, searchable
- The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE): with search interface
- Lingua Franca Corpus (Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English): after registration, you can log in and search and browse VOICE 1.0 online
Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL): provides a large number of fonts necessary for linguistics (e.g. IPA fonts)
Texts and resources
for finding texts / linguistic material for analysis!
- Early Modern English Books online (zu verlinken mit der UB, unter databases/Anglistik)
- Eighteenth Century Texts (zu verlinken mit der UB, unter databases/Geschichte)
- Oxford Text Archive: a collection of reliable electronic literary and linguistic resources
- Project Gutenberg: offers a large amount of free eBooks in many different languages to download.
- Early Modern Literary Studies – Electronic Texts: provides a gathering of links to select electronic texts of fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth century materials which are on the Internet
- The Bible Gateway: Many different Bible translations, both in English and other languages.
- The Hansard, UK: transcriptions of the procedings in both houses of the British Parliament.
- The Hansard, Canada
- The Hansard, Australia
- Old Bailey Proceedings: a fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court from 1764 to 1913.
- The Middle English Collection, University of Michigan: a large amount of Middle English texts
- Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, University of Michigan
Some topical websites
- The Electronic Introduction to Old English, by Peter Baker: a good companion site to the book published by Blackwell in 2003
- Old English at the University of Virginia: superordinate site for above, providing some more materials and links
- Old English at the University of Calgary, by Murray McGillivray: online course in Old English
- Early Modern English: a collection of links