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Is there a reference that classifies books on grammar according to the major type of grammar the authors espouse?

Is there a comprehensive reference that classifies books on English grammar according to the major type of grammar (reference, transformational, relational, head-driven case structure ... ) the ...
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Resources for learning the Silbo Gomero (Gomeran Whistle)

Here's a fascinating video on the Silbo Gomero, or whistled tongue of the island of Gomera in the Canary Islands of Spain. Today, it's essentially used as an encoding of Spanish that can be carried ...
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Is there a Russian language equivalent of dict.cc?

I am starting to learn Russian and I am looking for a good dictionary to use. When I learned German, dict.cc was my bible. Along with long lists of every possible meaning for given a given word in ...
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High-qualilty videos for New Practical Chinese Reader

新实用汉语课本 or New Practical Chinese Reader is a series of textbooks for learning Standard Chinese published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press. There are six textbooks, containing 70 ...
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Spanish grammar books with exercises and answer key for self study

I am looking for a grammar book or series of grammar books for Spanish that match the following criteria: the book or books must be in Spanish, i.e. all grammar rules and instructions must be in ...
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Where can I find rhythm and melody for modern spoken Greek?

I am interested in working on rhythm and melody for modern Greek: tempo, pitch, etc. Is there a resource that either explains this, or has spoken conversation that represents modern Greek tempo and ...
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What are some recommended iPhone apps for learning German?

I already use Duolingo, but feel as though it's not enough to propel my language skills and learn even more. Are there any German apps that are more grammar-based than vocab-based in the App Store (...
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Resources similar to Nicos Weg for Finnish

While learning German, I've found Nicos Weg to be a good resource alongside, and sometimes even more useful than, Duolingo. It's a course provided by the German public international broadcaster ...
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Do there exist resources to learn to mask autistic speech patterns?

There exist resources to help people with autism to understand, for example, prosodic elements they do not understand. However, I cannot find such resources for the sending end of these signals; I ...
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Is there a Modern Hebrew chatbot that I can practice with?

An article from 2017 mentions that creating a text chatbot in Hebrew is more difficult than for Indo-European languages due to the morphological complexity of Hebrew verbs. The article then proposes a ...
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Resources for teaching children Chinese

My nine-year-old son is bilingual English/French (British father, French mother) and absolutely devours books for his age in both languages (ie his reading age in both languages seems roughly equal), ...
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Where to learn Trøndersk?

I am about to move to Trondheim, in Norway. The dialects of Norwegian seem to be quite different from each other, so, for the purpose of understanding speech, it seems relevant to get some exposure to ...
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Taiwan news in English with English dictionary

I had read some Taiwanese articles in English and seen they had some of the English words with meaning of what the words meant at the bottom of the articles. I tried to find the site again, but haven'...
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Are there language textbooks which include an epilogue which is understandable once the textbook's contents are mastered?

In a computer RPG game, the character levels up and begins to effortlessly kill monsters that were once a major challenge. It's a satisfying feeling of progress. I'm studying Chinese, and no textbook ...
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Looking to get into Ancient Greek poetry in the original

I'm am currently an undergraduate in college studying Classical Languages. I know Koine Greek, and read through Geoffrey Steadman's edition of Plato's Apology, which I found a helpful introduction to ...
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EFL / ESL language study books based on historical topics

I like history. Is there any EFL/ESL method which teaches English with historical subjects like WW2 or history in general? I am looking for a book that is professionally designed for language learning ...
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Websites to share transcriptions?

I often come across interesting video content on Youtube in my target language (Russian) that don't have transcriptions or at very least only have sketchy YouTube closed caption auto transcriptions. ...
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English grammar books with exercises and answer key for self study (A2 - B2)

I am looking for a grammar book or series of grammar books for English (as a second/foreign language) that match the following criteria: the book or books must be in English, i.e. all grammar rules ...
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Equivalents of rikaichan for Mongolian

I've read that Rikaichan (and its equivalents) allow you to hover your mouse over a word and see its phonetic reading and translation. What tools like that (just the translation, not the phonetic ...
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Resources to learn Legal English or "Legalese"

I generally consider myself a fluent English reader. I can read The New York Times or the latest Harry Potter novel without difficulty, but I sometimes have trouble with so called "Legalese",...
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anki minimal pairs

I'm looking for a way to practice minimal pairs with anki in a relatively effective way. One of the problems I'm having is the minimal pair cards are not random enough. Also, the cards aren't shown ...
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Seeking Guidance for Self Studying Germanic Linguistics

I'm a native English speaker from the USA and I'd like to self-study Germanic linguistics. I've found little success understanding what a degree in the field would even look like because search ...
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Apps that quiz you from a pair of decks instead of a single deck?

I want to make one deck with grammar structures and one deck with topics and I would like an app that can randomly choose one card from the grammar structure and one card from the topic list and give ...
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Vietnamese children's stories with audio and text

I'm looking for children's stories (stories with an easy vocabulary) in Vietnamese, with the text and the audio, so that I can listen to the story and follow the words on the text. An example would be ...
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Website offering simulations of the IELTS test

I'm looking for some website offering simulation IELTS tests. When I was planning to present the TOEFL I found a website called Scorte Nexus, that offers simulation TOEFL tests, and I found it very ...
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Sanskrit language learning resources and tools

What are some free and open-source online (or offline) Sanskrit learning resources and tools?
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How can I efficiently find lists of cognates and false friends?

I'm referring to cognates and false friends of two languages. Books list some of them, but usually not exhaustively.
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How can I efficiently find lists of chance correspondences?

Where can I find such compilations or lists systematically? This Japanese-English example is from John McWhorter PhD Linguistics (Stanford)'s The Power of Babel (2003), pp. 226-227. I'm aware of r/...
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Is there a publicly accessible "Self access language learning center" in or near Washington, DC?

I was recently reading the Wikipedia article on Self access language learning centers, which describes them as ...educational facilities designed for student learning that is at least partially, if ...
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How do you learn Balti?

I am trying to take a trip to Pakistan and I want to learn the local language in preparation. The area I am focused on (Skardu and a few other areas in Gilgit-Baltistan) seems to speak Balti but it's ...
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Dual, double, multiple, parallel language interface display options for digital devices and software

I'm looking for ways to display two languages (English and Polish) together on a user interface (UI) when using cell phones, laptops, desktop pcs, tablets (devices) and operating system GUI's, ...
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Looking for an app/website for shadowing

I am a English learner. Recently I want to practice shadowing. So I'm looking for an app/a website that offers daily tips in English(e.g. usage/phrases etc.)Ideally, the tips shall be read out by a ...
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Low-intermediate graded readers for Latin

Which books can I use to progress in Latin reading once I have finished Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Colloquia Personarum? The degree of difficulty should correspond more or less to the level you ...
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Pronounciation of final -k in Azeri

So I read that, in Azeri, K can either be pronounced as [c] (in Azeri words) but also [k] (in loanwords). However, in the word "çörək", it turns out that the final -k can either be ...
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Equivalent of interlinear for audio?

I'm interested in learning a foreign language by audiobook format where the sentence is read once in English, then a second time in the foreign language. Does this have a name? Do any resources like ...
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Resources similar to Nicos Weg for Korean

While learning German, I've found Nicos Weg to be a good resource alongside, and sometimes even more useful than, Duolingo. It's a course provided by the German public international broadcaster ...
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Are essential Chinese study tools, like Pleco or browser popup dictionaries, mentioned in any Chinese textbook?

If you study Chinese, there are some essential tools, like the Pleco dictionary or a browser popup dictionary. Curiously, I don't recall ever seeing them mentioned in any textbook I've studied. The ...
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Is there research into the phenomenon of "increased skill leading to decreased attention" for L2 learning, and what can a student do about it?

User phills at chinese-forums.org describes their experience learning Chinese through listening to audiobooks: Paradoxically, I couldn't do these other things before when I was worse at the skill. I ...
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Any apps for "progressive" language learning like Toucan?

What I mean by "progressive" language learning: The student starts by learning a small amount of vocabulary and grammar. When practicing the foreign language, the student replaces the ...
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Is there any Multi-Language Word Translator app or tool to learn multiple langueage at the same time?

I am looking a source that I can learn or look a word in multiple language. For example: lets say, I want to learn English - Russian - Turkish at the same time. The app: a - один - bir ...
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Looking for Sinhala-English, English-Sinhala dictionary that includes IPA

I'm interested in learning Sinhala, the language most widely spoken across Sri Lanka. Mainly, I am looking for resources: a Sinhala-English, English-Sinhala dictionary that includes IPA phonetics, for ...
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Bibliography for self-study, after having completed Поехали 2.2?

Let's assume I've solved all exercises of Поехали, Поехали 2.1 and Поехали 2.2. What books would you recommend me, in order to continue my studies of the Russian language? So, what's next? I don't ...
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Graded watching for Korean

I'm sure most people here know of graded readers for language learning, but I'm wondering if there are any resources for "graded watching" in Korean. I'll be making a similar post to ask ...
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Is there search software for text that contains specific words?

To give an example. Here is a list of suggested words and phrases which students should learn: Primary Stage - Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 (P1, P2, P3, P4) (The Portal of National Curriculum, Georgia; Creative ...
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Need help in improving my spoken English

English is my second language and I had a weak foundation in my childhood. Now, I am having trouble in building long conversations with people as I have very limited vocabulary. I would like to ...
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Where can I get Chinese reading materials to copy/paste into LanguageCrush?

I'm trying out LanguageCrush which tracks your vocabulary while reading and watching videos (kind of like LingQ, but I'm able to use the free version). The feature I like is how it keeps track of how ...
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Language activator or conceptual dictionary for French

Is there a language activator or conceptual dictionary for French? I haven't been able to find a printed or online one. More specifically, I am looking for a dictionary that gives related words to a ...
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How can I find IPA charts that pairs the phonemes of Japanese with a common word feat. that phoneme in that language?

How can I find equivalents to the following chart for Japanese? Scilicet, the chart for Modern Japanese must SCHEMATICALLY map out each of its phonemes. Each phoneme must be tailgated by a common ...
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Russian listening for A1 level

I have a proficiency level of A1 in Russian and I'm looking forward to improve it. One way I imagine could be beneficial, would be listening everyday to native speakers in the form of podcasts, for ...
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Where can I find "categories" which I can use for L2 practice by listing words in those categories?

A Reddit post has an exercise of listing 5 different things in each category: A1: colors A2: rooms of a house B1: sea creatures B2: chemical elements C1: ways to cook an egg C2/impossible: ...
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