Sounds of speech
This site is a helpful resource for LINA01 students learning to pronounce and discriminate different phonemes and sounds. The manner and place of articulation for each phoneme is illustrated using a visual diagram of the larynx. Special features include animations with sound and “step by step” descriptions of how specific sounds are articulated. In addition, various examples of words in the English language that make use of these phonemes are provided. This will definitely help beginners in an introductory linguistics class learn how to pronounce, write and identify different phonemes.
All about linguistics
This site is an inclusive site created by the University of Sheffield that will prove useful for LINA02 students as it goes through all of the topics discussed in the course including, psycholinguistics, morphology, phonology and semantics. Each page provides key facts and definitions, bold letters and a mini video or cartoon illustrating concepts in a thought-provoking manner. Furthermore, the site provides students with examples of research carried out in the various branches of linguistics, including the Stroop Effect and its relevance to psycholinguistics. First year students can begin to reflect on the types of research they might be interested in pursuing in their upper year classes.
Varieties of English
This site provides quick and simplified rules for those complex phonological problems. Using various examples, this site really breaks down the information and makes phonology easier to understand. They also provide many other links to student resources to enhance knowledge and grasp more challenging concepts. As an added bonus, the site also provides students with exercises such as Vowel Lengths in English, to practice difficult concepts. The questions provided in the exercises enable students to think out the box and reflect on the types of questions they may see on midterms and assignments.