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asked 2015-03-19 23:06:33 -0400

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updated 2015-03-19 23:08:08 -0400

I'm entering the world of linguistics; I've always been fascinated by language so I want to study a postgraduate course on that matter, and I'm applying to start next year. In the meantime, I'm reading articles online and some books, but I don't have many options available if they're not in the Web.

With that in mind, what would you recommend for a starter like me in the multimedia area? I've watched some conferences about language from Edinburgh U. on youtube, a couple of interviews to Chomsky, and I'm reading Saussure's Course on General Linguistics, but I feel a little lost on my own, can you help me? Is this a valid question for this list? Or maybe you have a book in mind...

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answered 2015-03-20 08:13:20 -0400

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updated 2015-03-21 03:45:05 -0400

Have a look at the site I created and manage with a colleague, Lang101 – Linguistics for Starters. It’s dedicated to absolute newcomers to language studies, and includes a textbook, a workbook, online resources and a blog with linguistic puzzles:

Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

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It seems the link is no longer valid. Could you update it, please?

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answered 2015-03-22 20:10:53 -0400

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You should definitely check out the Virtual Linguistics Campus:

The description on its website reads:

Welcome to the Virtual Linguistics Campus (VLC), the world's largest e-learning platform for linguistics. The VLC offers fully certified linguistic courses and course material for theoretical and applied linguistics. Furthermore, it includes a variety of linguistic tools and all the communicative facilities necessary for successful e-learning.

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answered 2015-03-20 04:12:43 -0400

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There are some top phonetic events, if this helps:

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answered 2015-03-20 00:02:54 -0400

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA)has some nice guide here:

or more of that here:

You have probably found already the YouTube Virtual Linguistics Campus, and many other such sites.

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answered 2015-05-19 07:43:23 -0400

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Sign up for this wonderful MOOC:

It provides an introduction into linguistics. The course has just ended but the material is still accessible. The course might run again later this year. I've just completed this course and really enjoyed it. It provides videos (with a very enthusiastic professor) as well as reading materials, and you can test yourself by weekly quizzes, a final exam and (optionally) two peer reviewed assignments. They also provide a list of reading suggestions to delve deeper into a particular topic. There's also a related Facebook group:

In addition, the Virtual Linguistics Campus already mentioned above has two courses starting in about four weeks:

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