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Folkways Language Resources

Two of Folkways' language resources have been updated: 

 

Resources for Students of Russian, an extensive list of web and electronic resources, is now fully updated, with all links checked. 

 

Моя Россия, a glossed language blog that teaches Russian through discussions of modern demographics, politics, sociology, and culture. 

MERLOT.org

The MERLOT system, through California State University, provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.

 

Между нами: Free Online Russian Textbook

Между нами is a free, web-based textbook that provides a comprehensive introduction to Russian language and culture. It is organized around the experiences of four American students, each spending the academic year in a different Russian city. Their interactions with host families, roommates, fellow students and teachers create a universe of contextualized information that motivates the use of the target language in the classroom.

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition

The site contains 181 samples of natural village speech, recorded by the authors of the site over the last quarter-century in 68 different Bulgarian villages. Each text is a well-formed chunk of discourse which not only illustrates salient features of the dialect but also conveys valuable information about traditional cultures. 

Wordalist

The Slavic department at Stockholm university has developed a very efficient language learning tool, Wordalist: www.wordalist.com

 

Main features:

- Statistics driven practice engine: Wordalist gathers data and gets to know each individual user and presents questions the user needs to practice more often, and those the user knows better less often, thus optimizing user experience and learning efficiency. Data from all users is also used in the algorithm; Wordalist knows which questions are hard and which are not.

Polonicum: Center for Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners, University of Warsaw

The Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners “Polonicum” is the oldest centre of its kind in Poland. Throughout the entire academic year it organises various courses and workshops teaching the Polish language and culture to foreigners. Among the participants of those courses are students of the University of Warsaw and of other Warsaw institutions of higher education, as well as numerous foreigners interested in the language and culture of our country.

Russian Dialect Corpus: Ustja River Basin

 

The Ustya River Basin Corpus contains over 350 000 tokens of informant speech with new data being added continuously. It is based on interviews that were recorded during joint Russian-Swiss field trips in 2013 and 2014 with inhabitants of all age groups in the village Mixalevskaya of the Ustya region of Arxangelskaya Oblast and the neighboring villages Bestuževo, Plosskoe, Akičkin Počinok and Glubokoe.

CEELBAS Language Repository

The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) Language Repository is an open-access digital resource for students of the languages of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. It currently covers 13 languages and houses almost 40 different sets of specially-designed language training materials, including materials for several languages where online resources are scarce. Currently the following languages are covered: Bulgarian; Croatian/Serbian; Czech; Estonian; Finnish; Georgian; Hungarian; Polish; Romanian; Russian; Slovak; Ukrainian.

 

 

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