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http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/
» Common Errors in English Open in a new browser windowEditor's Pick
   Clear and concise explanation of the difference between correct and incorrect usage in American English spelling, grammar and idiom, with entertaining examples.
   http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/

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http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/formants/index.htm
» A Study of the Formants of the Pure Vowels of British English Open in a new browser window
   MA Thesis (1960) of Prof. J.C. Wells of the University of London concerning the pronunciation of vowels in "Received Pronunciation".
   http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/formants/index.htm
http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym.html
» Alan Cooper's Homonyms Open in a new browser window
   Extensive list of homonyms/homophones in American English from various sources, along with links.
   http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym.html
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/alt-usage-english-faq/
» Alt.Usage.English FAQ Open in a new browser window
   Newsgroup discussing English usage, maintained by Mark Israel.
   http://www.faqs.org/faqs/alt-usage-english-faq/
http://www.searstower.org/rkrause/brands.html
» American Proprietary Eponyms Open in a new browser window
   Database of American brand names in general use today.
   http://www.searstower.org/rkrause/brands.html
http://www.geocities.com/mafjrcall/
» English Contrasted Open in a new browser window
   Native and non-native English-language accents are demonstrated from around the world, through the use of downloadable sound files.
   http://www.geocities.com/mafjrcall/
http://www.grammarerrors.com/
» English Grammar Gone Awry Open in a new browser window
   Collection of common errors made by native English speakers.
   http://www.grammarerrors.com/
http://ebbs.english.vt.edu/hel/hel.html
» History of the English Language Open in a new browser window
   Collection of links maintained at University of Vermont.
   http://ebbs.english.vt.edu/hel/hel.html
http://www.ku.edu/~idea/
» International Dialects of English Archive Open in a new browser window
   Extensive collection of freely downloadable recordings of real people speaking English in their own native accents and dialects.
   http://www.ku.edu/~idea/
http://www.verbivore.com/rllink.htm
» Language Sites on the Internet Open in a new browser window
   Word mavens may browse etymology, dictionary, thesaurus links, links to anagrams, oxymorons,palindromes, puns, idioms, banished words and expressions, city-by-city slanguage, mondegreens, logophilia, heteronyms, chiasmus, common punctuation erro
   http://www.verbivore.com/rllink.htm
http://www.lssu.edu/banished/
» List of Banished Words Open in a new browser window
   Annual list published by Lake Superior State University of words that should be banished from the English language for misuse, overuse, and just general uselessness.
   http://www.lssu.edu/banished/
http://looselyspeaking.tripod.com
» Loosely Speaking Open in a new browser window
   Requests that the reader take a quick, 5-question survey to determine usage in various geographical locations.
   http://looselyspeaking.tripod.com
http://www.angelfire.com/nd/danscorpio/word4.html
» Neologism Cliche Aphorism and Novel Language Pattern Open in a new browser window
   Extensive list of new sayings, cliches, aphorisms, and neologisms. Has additional pages on related language matters.
   http://www.angelfire.com/nd/danscorpio/word4.html
http://www.io.com/~hcexres/textbook/gramov.html
» Online Technical Writing: Common Grammar, Usage, and Spelling Problems Open in a new browser window
   Advice on common problems in the use of spellings, punctuation, and grammar.
   http://www.io.com/~hcexres/textbook/gramov.html
http://www.speechskript.com/Speechskript/speechsk.htm
» Speechskript Open in a new browser window
   Complete instructions for learning to read and write using this phonetic spelling system.
   http://www.speechskript.com/Speechskript/speechsk.htm
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/
» Survey of English Usage Open in a new browser window
   University College (London) researchers focusing on grammar and linguistics, plus world-wide usage. Includes the "Internet Grammar of English".
   http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/
http://www.evolpub.com/Americandialects/AmDialhome.html
» The American Dialect Homepage Open in a new browser window
   Resource for both linguistic and literary scholars about regional varieties of English in the United States and Canada. Includes maps, annotated link directory, and dialectology bibliography.
   http://www.evolpub.com/Americandialects/AmDialhome.html
http://www.bartleby.com/185/
» The American Language by H.L. Mencken Open in a new browser window
   Online publication of the full text of a classic book on the history and nature of American English, with particular attention paid to the discrepancies between British and American English.
   http://www.bartleby.com/185/
http://www.update.uu.se/~nea/uppsats/D_uppsats.html
» The Be/Have Paradigm with Intransitive Verbs During the Restoration Period Open in a new browser window
   A Master's thesis from the University of Uppsala, dealing with the development of be and have as auxiliaries with the perfect tense of intransitive verbs in the second half of the 17th century.
   http://www.update.uu.se/~nea/uppsats/D_uppsats.html
http://www.fortogden.com/nauticalterms.html
» The Nautical Origins of Some Common Expressions Open in a new browser window
   Explaining the marine origins of some common words, figures of speech, and everyday expressions.
   http://www.fortogden.com/nauticalterms.html
http://vocabula.com/index.asp
» The Vocabula Review Open in a new browser window
   A free, monthly journal about the state of the English language, dedicated to supporting its clear and expressive usage.
   http://vocabula.com/index.asp
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~xtag/
» The Xtag Project Open in a new browser window
   Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) project, a geometric method for analysing English grammar.
   http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~xtag/
http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/
» Varieties of English Open in a new browser window
   Linguistic analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, vocabulary) of different varieties of English spoken in the US, Canada and Britain.
   http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/
http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/
» WordNet Open in a new browser window
   A lexical database and reference system for the English language from Princeton University.
   http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/
http://www.worldwidewords.org/
» World Wide Words Open in a new browser window
   More than 1400 pages which explore the history, evolution, byways, quirks, and curiosities of the English language. A weekly newsletter is sent by e-mail and RSS.
   http://www.worldwidewords.org/

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