Click on the tabs above to explore resources that will help you with your research in Language and Linguistics. These pages include reference sources (background information), journal articles and reviews, books, primary sources, and other scholarly websites.
There is also a tab for "Related Guides."
Note that a number of the resources listed are available only to the BYU community.
You can easily input (and format) journal articles, books, websites, and other resources for your paper !
RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that helps you collect and organize citations and access them from any computer with a Web connection.
RefWorks will even take your list and generate a bibliography of references, using APA, MLA, or any other format you select.
When gathering records from other databases, look for instructions for how to directly export your records to RefWorks.
Recent Acquisitions in Language and Linguistics
These are books in language acquisition and linguistics recently received in the Harold B. Lee Library:
Pronunciator is a language learning software database you can use to supplement your coursework, maintain and improve your language skills, or just learn a new language in ways that can be playful and fun, including a virtual tutor and language learning (for the most common languages) through movies, poetry and music.
Important for spoken language is the ability to "engage" with the computer and improve pronunciation through speech-recognition software.
Current languages available for self-study or supplementing coursework
(in 50 different language interfaces) include:
- 80 different languages from Afrikaans to Welsh and Xhosa -
After connecting to the database using the link above, sign up for your own individual account.
Then log in, choose your level of language proficiency and conversational topic, and enjoy your language-learning experience!
Once you are a registered user, you can go directly to
and start learning (a login box will appear after you use it for a bit)
And you can get:
APPS for your handheld device,
PDF lists of vocabulary
and native speakers on sound files for practice.