Information about the Human-Languages Page
History of the H-LP
The Human-Language Page was started in May of 1994 to address the lack of an
organized list of language-learning materials available on the Internet.
It initially began with 30 links that I had found by hand, along with a call
to others to notify me of sites they had seen or even sites they ran that
might be appropriate. In June of 1995, the list had grown to over 300
links comprising over 60 different languages. The H-LP stayed fairly static
between June of 1995 and January of 1996 becuase of some big things in my life
- graduating from Willamette University, falling in love with Jennifer,
moving in to a new place, and getting a job (also at Willamette). In January
of 1996, I undertook a project I had been promising for some time - to put
the contents of the H-LP into a database. The reasons for this were twofold:
First, it would make it easier for me to add, delete, and change the information
the page contained. Second, it would make it easier and faster for people to
find the information they needed by allowing them to search all of the
entries, and to give them smaller lists of information to deal with. (Instead
of viewing all 330 entries, users could just look at the Spanish resources.)
In late January, the English database was completed and opened up for testing,
along with a brand-new look to the H-LP. The H-LP
database currently contains over 1800 resources covering more than 100 different
How can my company/site get listed on the H-LP?
Use the "Add" button on any H-LP screen to e-mail me your company or site's
Web address (URL) along with a brief description. I will personally visit
your site and add it to the H-LP (with my own description) within a week or
How can my company
advertise on the H-LP?
Individual listings aren't allowed to have blatant "ad pitches" in either
their name or description. To make your company stand out, you can purchase
"banner ads" on the HLP. To find out more, send mail to the HLP.
How to use the H-LP
The H-LP is an index of resources, organized by type and by language. From
the main page, choose the type of resources you
would like to look at. The current resource types are:
- Languages and Literature: Resources for (or in) a particular language
dealing with the language itself (education, grammar, etc.) or literature
(news, stories, poetry, etc.) in that language. Translating dictionaries
may also be found here, listed by their non-English language (i.e. a Spanish/English
dictinary would be listed under Spanish).
- Schools and Institutions: College, school, and department pages,
as well as language schools, summer courses, and camps.
- Linguistics: Resources for linguists, including word lists,
newsletters/journals, software resources, and schools.
- Products and Services: Companies, trainers, and other commercial
entities with language-related wares or services. Includes: translating
services, educational software/books/tapes/videos, and language training courses.
- Organizations: Language- or linguistic-related organizations.
- Latest Additions: A special list of resources
that have been added, or whose addresses or description information has changed,
in the last 2 weeks.
- Jobs and Internships: Companies looking to hire language
professionals or interns, or Web sites where you can search for jobs, post your resume,
Key to buttons
There are a few standard button images on every page:
In addition, each resource is preceeded by a button image:
- Home (the house icon): Takes you to the main page.
- Search: Takes you to a form to search the H-LP database.
- Mail: Takes you to a form to send me email.
- Info: Takes you to this page (information about the H-LP).
- Regular entries.
- New entries (added or changed within the last 30 days).
Credits for the H-LP
I, Tyler Chambers, am the creator, owner, and maintainer of the Human-Languages
Page. I do all the HTML writing, graphics, and programming for the H-LP.
I only maintain the English portion of the H-LP - any translated
pages or information was provided by a volunteer, whose name should accompany
any such pages.
The Internet Hardlink currently stores the H-LP and accompanying
database files and programs.
The information included in the H-LP was provided by hundreds of individuals
across the Internet who notified me of new or interesting sites they run
or found. Each site is initially previewed by me to assure that its content
is approprate for the H-LP.
Jennifer, of course, continues to be my inspiration, and Luna likes to bite my foot.
Awards, Nominations, and Rankings
The Human-Languages Page has been recognized by many of the major on-line
ranking sites, and was even a GNN Best of the Net 1995 nominee. Following are
the award images/links this site has thus-far collected.
The Human-Languages Page has also been reviewed or mentioned in:
If you see the H-LP mentioned or reviewed in a newspaper or magazine article,
please let me know so I can try and find a copy of the article. Or, you
can mail them to me (email me for my address). I'm still trying to get
a Jan 7 '96 copy of the Atlanta Journal to see what the article said.
The H-LP Database Software
The software that the new H-LP uses for its database is my own creation,
and is still being developed. At this time, it appears stable, but I am
still adding features to it to make it work better. When I finalize the
software (which is comprised of a couple Perl scripts and 2 database files),
I will be happy to share it with anyone who feels like it might aid them.
Currently, its main features are:
When the software becomes available, I will announce it on the H-LP.
- You can add to, delete, and modify the database via Web forms
- Support for multiple languages
- Search function
- Hierarchical indexing allows simple organization of your information when
displayed by a browser