Applied Linguistics Resources

About Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that addresses a broad range of language-related issues in order to understand their roles in the lives of individuals and conditions in society. It draws on a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches from various disciplines–from the humanities to the social and natural sciences–as it develops its own knowledge-base about language, its users and uses, and their underlying social and material conditions.

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OASIS Database

OASIS is a searchable database of non-technical summaries of peer-reviewed published journal articles, written for a non-academic audience.

Access the Database

The database regularly receives new summaries from authors of articles in key journals. To receive a monthly alert about new summaries, email with "Alert" in the subject line.

NLP Tools for Social Sciences

We present a number of freely available and user-friendly natural language processing tools for use in the social sciences. The tools run on a number of operating systems including Mac and windows and provide measures related to lexical sophistication, text cohesion, syntactic complexity, Lexical Diversity, grammar/mechanics, and sentiment analysis. 

NLP Tools for Social Sciences