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About us

The Lin|gu|is|tik portal is a research tool for the general and comparative linguistics as well as the linguistics of European and non-European languages. The portal represents the entire field of linguistics with all its domains and sub-disciplines. The subject areas range from Ancient Near Eastern studies, to Finno-Ugrian studies through to Chinese studies.

The Lin|gu|is|tik portal offers researchers, students and the interested public a unified access to discipline-specific scientific resources. These include conventional, printed or digital secondary literature, online sources and research data. We apply standardized indexing and provide, in the ideal case, a direct link to the full text.

The portal's core modules include a virtual catalogue for parallel search in numerous library catalogues, bibliographies, open access documents and the portal’s own directories, a specialized information guide for internet sources (Link directory), the module "Linked Open Data", a directory of research projects and a directory of online dictionaries as well as broad access to linguistic relevant online journals and databases.

In order to enable user-friendly and fast search or browsing we provide a detailed indexing according to subject and language. Additionally, we offer special services such as lists of new acquisitions, links for beginners, and online tutorials.

The Lin|gu|is|tik portal started as a cooperative project between the University Library J. C. Senckenberg Frankfurt/Main and the Institute for German Language (IDS) Mannheim, the LINSE Linguistik-Server of the University Duisburg-Essen as well as the Applied Computational Linguistics lab (ACoLi) of the Institute of Computer Science at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. From 2012 to 2014 and 2015 to 2017, the establishment of the portal was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The current development is part of the DFG-promoted "Specialised Information Services Programme". The Lin|gu|is|tik portal will be further expanded to become a "Specialised Information Service Linguistics" (Fachinformationsdienst (FID) Linguistik). The project activities focus on the improvement of the visibility and accessibility of research data. Enhancements of the Linked Open Data functionalities and the range of services (e.g., hosting of open access journals) are also planned. More information about the scope and the goals of the FID Linguistik can be found under

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