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Linguistics and Translation - Recommended Sources

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This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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Founded in 1910, this is a key professional body for professional linguists across the world.

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Freely available, high quality dictionaries in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish with translations into other languages also provided. Audio files give the pronunciation for every word listed.

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Search 400 million words to see how frequency of use and meaning has changed.

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A high quality alternative to Wikipedia – also containing dictionaries - which even shows you how to reference items found. Try out the 'mind map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work.

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The online version of a 10 volume printed encyclopedia covering 27 key areas of linguistics, including assessment and testing, conversation analysis, corpus linguistics, discourse, language policy etc. You will find over 1100 essays written by experts from across the world.

In the search panel on the right of the screen, make sure you click Search in this Book before you type in your search.

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Maintained by UNESCO, this site lists over 2 million books which have been translated around the world since 1979.

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Founded in 1986, this is a professional association of practising translators and interpreters in the United Kingdom.

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The official European Union terminology database available in 24 languages and containing 1.4 million multilingual entries.

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A well-established directory of online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries freely available on the Internet. There are links to over 7500 dictionaries and glossaries, many of which have been created by translators working in specialist fields.

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NATO’s multilingual translation guide. This is one large PDF document so it can be slow to load – if it seems to hang, just click reload

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The most trusted source about words in English, containing definitions, plus very detailed word histories.

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Search 85,000 entries in the 6 official languages of the UN

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A well-established site offering online language dictionaries (and verb conjugators for French, Spanish and Italian)

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Access a range of English and multilingual dictionaries, including synonyms, abbreviations and acronyms

discourse
English & Old English languages
English grammar
language policy
language teaching
linguistics
sociolinguistics
subtitling / dubbing
teaching English
translation

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You may also find relevant resources listed under: English Language.

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