Computing Resources used in CanIL courses
The following resources are freely available on the internet.
How to use MS Word for Linguistics
This is a very useful guide for people who use Microsoft Word to write papers in linguistics. Covers using styles, templates, interlinearizing, cross-referencing and many other useful things. Learning this stuff at the beginning of your academic life will make you more productive and less stressed out.
Bibliography management Tools
These are tools to manage the process of collecting, formatting and producing bibliographies for school papers.
- RefWorks - available through the TWU Library website.
- Zotero - a Firefox Bibliography plug-in
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IPA Related Resources
Fonts (Windows, Mac)
- Unicode IPA Fonts
Unicode IPA data entry
You can install another keyboard to enable you to type in IPA using the Microsoft Keyboard Layout solution (MSKLC) for Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. Check here for the latest information and documentation.
Linux (using KMFL):
Tavultesoft Keyman (Windows only)
This application allows the user to use customized keyboards for different languages and writing systems. For the purposes of CanIL courses, it allows the user to use a special IPA keyboard (see below).
A free version of Keyman is available for home use only. You must first create an account on www.tavultesoft.com. You can then download and install the Home Use Edition.
IPA Keyman keyboard (Windows only)
IPA Help (Windows only)
The Linguist's Toolbox
Audio recording / editing
How to use the Zoom H2 for recording
The Sounds of English website arranges English words according to their phonemic sound and spelling. This is an interactive website suitable for learning to read and spell English. It can be used for early literacy, remedial reading programs or ESL.
Learn Koine Greek in an enjoyable manner which doesn't rely on memorizing paradigms, but presents simple stories with controlled vocabulary which the user can manipulate.