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Find Background Information on Linguistics
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Library's Wikipedia! Search a number of specialized encyclopedias in biography, law, business, substance abuse, multiculturalism, education and more.
Films on Demand: Elements of Language Videos
Link opens to a list of the videos related to linguistics. Also search for video and video clips on a variety of subjects from a number of producers such as BBC, PBS, and the History Channel.
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Free site for learning Spanish, French, German, English, Portuguese and Italian through games. Also available as an app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Requires registration.
Learn a Language
"Hundreds of free language-learning lessons, games, and activities" for French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, German, and English.
Frederick County Public Libraries Online Learning
Learn languages and take courses on hundreds of subjects online through the Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL). FCPL library card required.
Translators and Language Dictionaries
Bess & Frank Gladhill Learning Commons Hours and Location
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