Useful Things for Your Studies

Ein Student arbeitet an einem Laptop in der Universitätsbibliotek der Universität Erfurt

For seminars in the second and third year, you need to write term papers. There are obligatory guidelines concerning their formatting. Furthermore, we collected some resources where you can find literature for your research.

Writing term papers

The Oxford English Dictionary is more extensive than other dictionaries. For empirical work, linguists use databases of natural language und software, such as concordancers or speech analysis software. Many of these resources are available freely or through a licence on campus.

Corpora, dictionaries, software

With help of the International Phonetic Alphabet, the exact pronunciation of a word can be written down. Using IPA symbols on a computer is also absolutely hassle-free.

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)