This page provides an assortment of useful/nice-to-know tools for linguists.
- Interactive IPA Chart → clickable IPA chart
- Seeing Speech → IPA chart, augmented with ultrasound and MRI recordings
- Unicode IPA Characters by Weston Ruter → typing with IPA
- Typeit → typing with IPA
- nslxIPA by Professor Nathan Sanders → IPA keyboard layout for Mac
– Phonetic Data
- UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive → archive of word-list recordings in many languages
- PhonoApps by Professor Peter Jurgec → computational and learning tools for phonologists, handy for learning about natural classes, phonological rules, etc.
- Phonogenesis by Professor Nathan Sanders → generator of novel phonological data, see whether you can solve the generated phonology problems 🥴😂
- PHOIBLE → database of phonological inventory of languages
- WALS Online → database of structural properties of languages
- Ethnologue → language data on all known languages today
- Glottolog → similar to Ethnologue, but with a focus on language family trees and also provides additional references to each language
- Grambank → database of features, language universals, etc.
Writing a Paper
- LaTeX → still using Google Docs, Word, Pages, etc. to write up your homework assignments and term paper?
- Overleaf → beginner-friendly online interface for writing documents using LaTeX
- LaTeX Wikibooks → guide to the basic features of LaTeX
– Reference Management
- RefWorks → online reference manager, access provided by U of T
- Zotero → open-source and free reference management software
– Research Guides
- Oxford Bibliographies → annotated bibliographies and high-level encyclopedia on many subjects
- Oxford Encyclopedias → peer-reviewed research encyclopedias
Tools for Studying and Reviewing
- Random Picker Wheel → picker wheel, can be used like a flashcard deck to test whether you truly remember every symbol on the IPA
- Diagrams.net (previously draw.io) → free online diagram, flowchart, etc. maker
- Anki → flashcard software