Online tools

  • AntConc: A freeware analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis
  • Atom: A text editor that’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file
  • Cambridge English Write and Improve: A free service for learners of English to practise their written English and get feedback.
  • Content Annotation Tool (CAT): A free general-purpose web-based text annotation tool.
  • CmapTools: Empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps (free download).
  • Conference bingo card generator: aka “cross disciplinary academic social engagement through interactive media!”.
  • ELAN – The Language Archive: A professional tool for the creation of complex annotations on video and audio resources.
  • eMargin: a free online collaborative annotation tool. You can highlight, colour-code, write notes and assign tags to individual words or passages of a text. These annotations can be shared amongst groups, generating discussions and allowing analyses and interpretations to be combined.
  • FilMip: Filmic metaphor identificantion procedure
  • IRIS: a digital repository of instruments and materials for research into second languages.
  • Just the Word: “a completely new kind of aid to help you with writing English and choosing just the word”.
  • KeepVid: A tool to download online videos.
  • LancsBox: A free, downloadable software package for the analysis of language data and corpora (Lancaster University).
  • Metaphor Map of English. Shows the metaphorical links which have been identified between different areas of meaning. These links can be from the Anglo-Saxon period right up to the present day so the map covers 1300 years of the English language. From the University of Glasgow.
  • Notepad++: A free  source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
  • NSD Data management plan tool:  service that guides you in the process of creating data management plans. The service helps you create, develop and share data management plans that meet requirements from research institutions and funders. The service is available both in Norwegian and English.
  • Sketch Engine:  The ultimate tool to explore how language works.
  • Ted Corpus Search Engine. A search engine specializing in exploring transcripts of TED Talk.
  • Tools for Corpus Linguists. A comprehensive list of 188 tools for corpus analysis.
  • Wmatrix corpus analysis and comparison tool: software tool for corpus analysis and comparison. It provides a web interface to the English USAS and CLAWS  corpus annotation tools, and standard corpus linguistic methodologies such as frequency lists and concordances. It also extends the keywords method to key grammatical categories and key semantic domains. Here is a course about how to use Wmatrix to identify metaphor: Using corpus methods to analyse metaphor in discourse