Dictionaries at the CSUMB Library (print or online)
Free online dictionaries
American Sign Language Browser - This Michigan State University resource is a video dictionary of thousands of ASL signs
Lexicool- A collection of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries
Oxford English Dictionary - a historical dictionary of the English language from the earliest times to the present day; shows not only the current meanings of words, but also traces their development through time.
Wordnik- This interactive English dictionary includes definitions, examples of use, photos, etymology, and more.
Encyclopedia of Linguistics (Strazny, 2013) - online
The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Chapelle, 2020) - online
Language and Communication: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia (Findlay, 1998) - print
Defense Language Institute eLearning - Provides a number of free online tools for learning language and cultural skills. All tools are free to the public, but some may require creating a free account.
DuoLingo - Practice Spanish, Japanese, Italian, and many other languages through games
GLOSS - Online language lessons developed by the Defense Language Institute. Reading and listening lessons based on authentic language materials in over 30 languages. (Note: this website can be difficult to load; if it doesn't come up immediately, try again later.)
Course Finders - Find language schools and language courses worldwide
Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America - Audio and video recordings of spoken languages as well as texts and other multimedia materials.
Center for Applied Linguistics - Nonprofit organization working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture
Ethnologue - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging the world's known living languages; provided by SIL International
MLA Language Map - Map of languages spoken in the U.S.
Speech Accent Archive - Provided by George Mason University, this resource lets you compare accents of English speakers
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