Modules and Activities for Linguistic Fundamentals and basic linguistic data.

Have you ever wondered why foreign languages are so different from your own? Or what sounds their speakers produce? Or how they say "the big book"? Then the Language Index is for you. The mission of the Language Index is to capture the richness of the world's languages and to make it accessible to anyone interested in science and beyond. It is your place for learning about the languages of the world.

The Virtual Linguistics Campus has long been known for its options beyond mere content delivery. These options are complex video-based glossaries, indices of languages and audio files, a database with information about important linguists or  various timelines relating to the devlopement of languages, dialects or general aspects of computing.

The collection of these linguistic OER modules, where each module approximates the content of 90 minutes in class teaching can be freely combined to linguistic fundamental courses, such as "Introduction to Linguistics for BA students", "Introduction to linguistics for teacher students etc.

Just let the VLC developmental team know which modules you want to combine für your personalized LIN101 (Linguistics Fundamentals) variant.

The VLC-modules have been used - among others - at:

  • Essen University
  • Etvös Lorant University Budapest
  • Marburg University
  • Potsdam University
  • Tuebingen University
  • The Northern Caribbean University (Jamaica)
  • as a pMOOC since 2016

This course introduces students to the basic concepts underlying the production, perception, and physics of speech. It is subdivided into three parts:

  1. A general survey of articulatory phonetics
  2. A short introduction to auditory phonetics
  3. A discussion of the most important physical aspects of speech and the most widely used experimental techniques.

Since many universities confine their curriculum to articulatory phonetics, this part is given maximum attention in the course.

This repository/course covers the history of the English language from its remote Indo-European origins (and even before) to the present day.

It provides substantial information about the English language at different periods and introduces the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics, taking into account recent work in historical and general linguistics. To satisfy the needs of the current secondary school curriculum in many countries, its main focus, however, is Early Modern English.

Special emphasis will be put on practical aspects, such as, reading and the analysis of texts taken from different periods of English.