Resources for linguists

  • GoldVarb X: a new version of the key methodological tool of variationist sociolinguistics: the variable rule program.
  • The LINGUIST list: The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world.
  • FUNKNET -- Email listserv for the discussion of issues in Functional Linguistics.
  • Estudios de Lingüística del Español (ELiEs): El objetivo de Estudios de Lingüística del Español (ELiEs) es i) difundir trabajos de investigación sobre lingüística del español y o proporcionar enlaces a publicaciones de otros servidores y a bibliotecas virtuales, córpora, diccionarios, bases de datos y proyectos de investigación.
  • Infoling: una lista de distribución moderada, que está especializada en lingüística del español.
  • Transcription in Action.


  • Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes: This site maintains a large amount of digital copies (facsimiles and transcriptions) of historical texts, mostly in Spanish, but also in Catalan and other languages, searchable by author, title, subject, and time period. This is an excellent source if entire documents are desired.
  • El Corpus del Español: This 100 million word corpus of Spanish texts has been funded by the NEH and has been created by Prof. Mark Davies of Brigham Young University. In addition to being very fast, the search engine allows a wider range of searches than almost any other large corpus in existence.
  • Real Academia Española: This site includes a modern dictionary, as well as a search capability that includes all editions of the Academy's dictionary, since 1726. This site also includes the searchable Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual (CREA) and Corpus Diacrónico del Español (CORDE), which can be found under "Consulta banco de datos".
  • O Corpus do Português: Also operated by Prof. Mark Davies, along with Prof. Michael J. Ferreira, this website allows you to quickly and easily search more than 45 million words in more than 50,000 Portuguese texts from the 1300s to the 1900s. The interface allows you to search for exact words or phrases, wildcards, lemmas, part of speech, or any combinations of these. You can also search for surrounding words (collocates) within a ten-word window (e.g. all nouns somewhere near cadeia, all adjectives near mulher, or all nouns near girar).

Spanish and Portuguese Studies
P.O. Box 117405
Gainesville, FL 32611-7405
Tel.: (352)392-2016
Fax: (352)392-5679

Jessi Elana Aaron