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Resources

Free tutoring for students in LING 150: Click HERE

Linguistics Podcasts to accompany your commute: 

Spectacular Vernacular

Lingthusiasm

Public lectures that are accessible and fun 

Planet Word Lectures on Language and Culture 

Tools for Linguistics Analysis

Praat - THE tool for phonetic analysis

Voyant - Visualization of Word Patterns in Text

Elan - Annotating audio-video recordings 

Otranscribe - web-based manual transcription of speech data with built in automatic looper

Otter.Ai - Machine transcription of audio and video recordings, this is the tool behind Zoom's automatic caption service

Research Guides at UIC

University Library's Digital Scholarship Hub (3D modeling, Python coding and more)

Annual Reviews in Linguistics (this database at the UIC Library gets you to review what's happening in various subfields of linguistics).

Research Guides in Linguistics

Linguistics Professional Organizations

Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

American Association of Applied Linguistics  (AAAL)

Computational Linguistics Professional Organizations

Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL)

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI )

Professional Development Resources in Linguistics 

Linguist List 

Resources that support equity and inclusion across all demographics in linguistics (funded by Linguistic Society of America)

Internship Opportunities 

  1. Internships with the Science and Technology Innovation program at the Wilson Center. In the past these internships were located in the District of Columbia. Due to the global pandemic, these internships are now conducted virtually. Undergraduate degree-seeking students can apply, and a background intersecting humanities (e.g. communication, linguistics, anthropology, English) and science and technology are particularly welcome.
  2. Sprinternships 3 weeks in May, paid summer internships, designed for women (cis and trans) and nonbinary individuals who are current students at UIC.

Tech Resources at UIC 

  1. Break Through Tech Chicago is an initiative to support women to pursue higher education and careers in tech. It is in partnership with the Computer Science department at UIC and the second such center in the nation. Led by professionals who understand the importance of gender equality in the tech industry. Break Through Tech Chicago offers professional enrichments, mentoring and internship experiences.
  2. ACER Training Series     Acer is short for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for Education and Research. It is a branch of Vice Chancellor for Research Innovation. It regularly offers workshops on data analytic tool. Their workshops have limited seating and advanced reservation is recommended.

Supporting Women and Gender Diversity in Computing 

The Grace Hopper Conference 

Break Through Tech Chicago

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) 

Society of Women Engineers 

Student Organizations and Cultural Centers Supporting Linguistics and Language Studies 

Linguistics Club (a student organization) 

Language and Culture Resources Center 

Language Conversation Hours at UIC

Getting to know how linguistics plays a role in NLP 

Google I/O 2022 keynote live announces new developments - many of which center on machine learning of language for communication and play.

Finding A Voice (Source: The Economist) "Computers have got much better at translation, voice recognition and speech synthesis,...but they still don’t understand the meaning of language...."

DeepMind blog

Google Research Blog (This link takes you to a specific piece on grammatical error correction)

Google AI Blog (This link takes you to a specific piece on Google Transformer, a neural network architecture for language understanding.)

The Legendary Language Log (This link takes you to an archive for "Ignorance of linguistics"  😆 )

Bias in NLP: A dangerous but fixable problem. 

Ethical Linguistics and AI Reading List 

09-03, 2020: What Does Building a Fair AI Really Entail? (Source: Harvard Business Review)

08-02 2021:Here Come Robot Nurses  (What does it mean to care for a human being? By UIC Global Asian Studies professor Dr. Anna Guevarra)

Student Research Resources

Guides for Writing-in-the-Discipline (Source: Harvard University's Writing Project)

Databases (Look under L, "Language and Linguistics E-books Online" and "Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLAB)")