Resources

Community
On-Campus Laboratories
Research Article Databases
Scholarships
Internships
For the Beginning Computational Linguist

Community

Linguist List

Linguist List is a free resource, run by linguistics professors and graduate students. You can find job and internship postings as well as calls for papers and information on academic programs in linguistics. More information

Popular Linguistics Magazine

An online magazine started by Dr. Douglas Bigham as an effort to clarify and explain linguistic concepts, theories, and research to the public. If you have any interest in writing an article for Popular Linguistics, you should take a look at the submission guide. More information

UCSD Linguistics Department Colloquia

Our neighboring university’s Linguistics department hosts guest speakers in linguistics from a variety of universities for interested audiences to attend. More information

On-Campus Laboratories

Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC)

Located in SH-204 and 205 the LARC provides a plethora of resources to both foreign language learners and teachers. More Information

Computational Linguistics Laboratory

The CL lab is located on the second floor of SHW. The machines in the lab may also be connected to remotely for computational linguistics projects. More Information

Research Article Databases

SDSU Library Article Database

The SDSU library subscribes to a large number of scholarly journals, many of which are accessible online. By going through SDSU’s proxy, you can access a treasure trove of articles electronically! (Red ID and library pin needed) More Information

CiteSeer

CiteSeer is a public Scientific Library Database and search engine that provides both direct links to scholarly articles as well as archived copies. More Information

Scholarships

Critical Languages Scholarship Program

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. More Information

Internships

Information Sciences Institute Summer Internship

This summer internship is located at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California. Ongoing research projects include areas such as natural language processing, machine learning, statistical modeling, machine translation, automata, and other areas. This is a practical internship for undergraduates and graduates who have been studying computational linguistics and who have strong programming skills. More Information.

Google Summer of Code (GSoC)

GSoC is an opportunity for students to contribute to open source software projects. Every summer, Google selects a group of open source projects to participate in GSoC. Students can then apply to the projects that interest them by submitting a proposal. Mentors from each project review each student’s proposal and select a percentage of students, based on their proposals, to work with them over the summer. Google provides a stipend to students who remain in good standing (i.e. keep their deadlines) with their mentors. More information

For the Beginning Computational Linguist

MIT OpenCourseware: Introduction to Computer Science

This introductory course is taught using Python, the programming language that is focused upon in SDSU’s computational linguistics program. The online archive includes video recorded lectures, handouts, assignments, exams, and readings. Take a look at this if you have little to no programming and are considering the CompLing program. It will definitely make life easier. It might be worth checking out some of the other courses as well. More Information

Practical Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python by Paul Gries, Jason Montojo, and Greg Wilson

An incredibly well written and accessible Python text for beginners to computer science and programming. Couple this text with MIT’s OpenCourseware course, and you’ll be in pretty good shape to tackle the CompLing program. More Information 

Coursera

Take advantage of free online courses offered by experts who have helped shape the field of computational linguistics. The Natural Language Processing (NLP) course taught by Drs. Jurafsky and Manning is just one opportunity you can find on Coursera. Courses are offered on revolving schedules, so take a look and see what sparks your interest. More information.