Links: English language


General sites about the English language

History of the English language
http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~cpercy/hell/
http://pages.towson.edu/duncan/helhome.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_English_language
http://www.englishclub.com/english-language-history.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Tfbeqyu2U

Information about the English language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language

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Dialects of English

Dialects of English
http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/dialectsofenglish.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialects_of_the_English_language

International Dialects of English Archive
http://www.ku.edu/~idea/

The Audio Archive - sound samples spoken by English speakers from around the world
http://alt-usage-english.org/audio_archive.shtml

Worldwide Accents of English
http://www.gazzaro.it/accents/files/EnglishAccents.html

England

Cumbria dialect
http://www.lakelanddialectsociety.org/

Dorset Dialect
http://www.dorsetshire.com/cgi-bin/dialect.pl?mode=NORMAL

Durham & Tyneside Dialect
http://www.indigogroup.co.uk/durhamdialect/

Estuary English
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/estuary/home.htm

Lancashire dialect
http://www.thelancashiresociety.org.uk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancashire_dialect_and_accent
http://www.nyt.co.uk/lancashire.htm
http://www.troubleatmill.com/speak.htm
http://www.thedialectdictionary.com/view/letter/Lancashire/

Dialects of the North East of England
http://www.northumbriana.org.uk/langsoc/
http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/teesspeak/

Yorkshire dialect
http://www.yorkshiredialectsociety.org.uk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_dialect
http://www.yorkshiredialect.com

Huddersfield dialect
http://www.huddersfield.org/dialect

Scotland

Scottish Vernacular Dictionary
http://www.firstfoot.com/php/glossary/phpglossar_0.8/index.php

USA

American Dialect Society
http://www.americandialect.org

Canada

Canadian English
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_English

Harvard World-wide English Dialects
http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~ling80/tool/wwwlinks/

The Chat Slang Dictionary
http://www.chatslang.com

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Guides to various varieties of English

United Kingdom English for the American Novice
http://www.hps.com/~tpg/ukdict/

American and British English differences
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_differences

The Best of British - The American's guide to speaking British.
http://www.effingpot.com

British, Canadian and American Vocabulary
http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/britishcanadianamericanvocab.html

NZ English to US English Dictionary
http://www.nz.com/new-zealand/guide-book/language/dictionary.aspx

Collections of English dialects recordings
http://www.dialectsarchive.com
http://sounds.bl.uk/accents-and-dialects
http://accent.gmu.edu
http://www.soundcomparisons.com
http://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections/collection/61/the_leeds_archive_of_vernacular_culture

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English slang

Cockney Rhyming Slang
http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk
http://www.aldertons.com

Dublin Slang
http://homepage.eircom.net/~nobyrne/slang.html

Chicagoese
http://members.aol.com/mistamoose/vocab.html
http://www.seanparnell.com/Chicago/Chicagoese.htm

Yooper Dialect
http://www.usaring.com/yooper/glossary.htm

Philly Slang
http://www.phillytalk.com/philly/philly-slang.html

Ozark Slang
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mostone/fun/slang.htm

Australian Slang
http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html
http://www.aussie-slang.com
http://www.australiatravelsearch.com.au/trc/slang.html

New Zealand Slang
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~sarah/content/slang.html

Urban English - English to Russian slang glossary
http://www.urbanenglish.org

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Online English language courses

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
http://virtulanguage.com
http://www.zozanga.com
http://www.learn-english.co.il
http://www.english-language-school.info
http://www.learnenglish-a-z.com
http://www.eslcafe.com/search/Online_English_Courses/
http://www.speakenglish.co.uk
https://www.glovico.org/en/english
http://www.polite-english.com
http://www.english-daily.com
http://www.english-portal.com
http://www.englishgateway.com
http://englishtalk.info/
http://www.learn-english-jr.com/
http://www.englishleap.com/resources
http://www.teatime-mag.com
http://www.urdu-english.com/lessons.php
http://blog.clarity-speech.com
http://www.theenglishalley.es
http://www.conquerenglish.com

English language lessons and learning tips as well as advice for the IELTS speaking test
www.nativespeakeronline.com

Mary's English Course - Free teach-yourself ESL courses for English learners, plus lots of extra information and useful reference materials
https://sites.google.com/site/marysenglishcourse/

ingilizce dersleri (English lessons in Turkish)
http://www.ingilizce.tk

Smartstart - Самостоятельное изучение английского языка (English lessons in Russian): http://smartstart.drupalgardens.com

Various online tools for the English language
http://www.online-utility.org/english/

Learn English pronunciation
http://www.spokenenglishblog.com

SynonymFor - synonym finder
http://www.synonymfor.com

FindMeWords - many tools for English, including a thesaurus, dictionary of antonyms, word definitions, etymology, word search letters, scrabble word finder, etc.
http://www.findmewords.com

Various dictionaries and language tools
http://windows.podnova.com/trends/synonyms_dictionary.html

English Xtra - a comprehensive suite of activities for learners of English
http://mark.yates.net/engextra/

English Speaking - Learn to speak English and improve your spoken English
http://www.englishspeaking.org

Learn English online with EnglishClass101 | English learning software

How to pronounce (American) English words and use them
http://www.embedplus.com/dictionary/how-to-pronounce-words-and-use-them.aspx

Learning Chocolate - free vocabulary games for students to learn English vocabulary online: http://www.learningchocolate.com/?st_lang=en

Lesson Corner - English Grammar Lessons Plans
http://www.lessoncorner.com/Foreign_Language/Esl/Grammar

Guides to English grammar
http://www.englishgrammar.org
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/
http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary.html
http://www.stockton.edu/~crossp/jill.htm
http://www.grammarbase.com
http://grammarist.com

Grammar and spell checkers
http://www.grammarchecker.co.uk
http://www.spellcheck.co.uk

Resources about writing in English
http://www.writing-skills.com/blog/
http://www.paperstarter.com/english-grammar-and-punctuation-guide

Rhyming dictionaries and related sites
http://www.kenneymyers.com/blog/15-websites-to-help-you-with-rhyming-words/

BeeOasis.com - stories for English learners
http://www.beeoasis.com

Blair English - business English exercises
http://www.blairenglish.com

Online English test
http://www.maltalingua.com/english-test/

The English Alley - learn English vocabulary
http://www.theenglishalley.es

ESL worksheets
http://www.eslworksheets.net

Games for learning English
http://www.gamelingua.com

İngilizce Dersi Slayt İngilizce Konu Anlatımı Yazılı Soruları
http://www.ingilizcecin.com

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Online English language dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary
http://www.oed.com

Collins Online dictionaries
http://www.collinslanguage.com

Merriam-Webster Online
http://www.m-w.com

Dictionary.com
http://dictionary.reference.com

alphaDictionary
http://www.alphadictionary.com

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
http://dictionary.cambridge.org

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
http://www.bartleby.com/61/

English Dictionary
http://www.wordthrill.com/

RapiDefs English dictionary>
http://www.rapidefs.com

English Literature Dictionary & Glossary for students
http://www.tuition.com.hk/english-literature/

Memidex - and English dictionary with definitions, audio and etymology
http://www.memidex.com

Vocabulary.com - the world's fastest, smartest dictionary
http://www.vocabulary.com

Fine Dictionary
http://www.finedictionary.com

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Online English language radio

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/ (Australia)
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ (Canada)
http://www.rte.ie/radio/ (Ireland)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ (UK)
http://www.voanews.com (USA)
http://www.voiceamerica.com (USA)

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Literature in English available online

Bibliomania - articles, drama, fiction, interviews, poetry and short stories
http://www.bibliomania.com

Free Web Books, Online (from Aeschylus to Zola)
http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au

Page By Page Books. Read Classic Books Online, Free
http://www.pagebypagebooks.com

The Literature Network: Online classic literature, poems, and quotes. Essays & Summaries
http://www.online-literature.com

Literature.org - full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature.
http://www.literature.org

Shmoop Literature Study Guides
http://www.shmoop.com/literature/study-guides/

100 essential sites for voracious readers
http://mastersinenglish.org/voracious-readers/

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Online audio books in English and other languages

LiteralSystems - Free Audio Books
http://literalsystems.org

LibriVox - free online audio books
http://librivox.org

Project Gutenberg:The Audio Books Project
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:The_Audio_Books_Project

1000+ Free Books, MP3 Audio Books
http://www.free-books.org

The Bible in MP3 Audio
http://www.audiotreasure.com

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Alternative spelling systems for English

There have been numerous prosposals to simplify, reform and/or improve the spelling of English. Below are links to a few of them.

Simplified Spelling Society
http://www.spellingsociety.org

Fanetik - Reformed (Phonetic) English Spelling
http://members.aol.com/Fanetiks/

S4 Phonetics - a simplified phonetic system for US and UK English
http://s4phonetics.org

Spelling Reform - And The Real Reason It's Impossible
http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/ortho.html

English Spelling - Problems in learning to read and write
http://www.englishspellingproblems.co.uk

A number of alternative alphabets for English have been devised, including:
Deseret, Interbet, Quikscript, Shavian and Unifon

Constructed scripts for English

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