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WordCount

WordCount

WordCount??? “presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words” and ranks them in order of commonality. Data is colleceted “from the British National Corpus??, a 100 million word collection of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent an accurate cross-section of current English usage.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English

The Middle English Compendium

The Middle English Compendium

“The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse based on the MED bibliographies, and an associated network of electronic resources.” Th …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History–Middle Ages (Medieval)

LangCanada

LangCanada

Educational resources aimed at teaching English and French as second languages. The site is available in both English and French and provides teaching and learning materials, research on bilingualism and a list of accredited training organizations.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–French; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English

Learning Vocabulary Fun

Learning Vocabulary Fun

Educational resources for learning English vocabulary by playing a variety of interactive word games and tips for test preparation. Also includes articles about dyslexia and studying vocabulary through classic literature.
Subject: Education–English As A Second Language (ESL); Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone; Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reference–Homework Help; Reading And Writing–Writing Instruction; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; School And Homework Help–College–Test Preparation; School And Homework Help–English As A Second Language (ESL)

The Columbia Guide to Standard American English

The Columbia Guide to Standard American English

“A vigorous assessment of how our language is best written and spoken and how we can use it most effectively, this guide is the ideal handbook of language etiquette: friendly, sensible, reliable, and fun to read. Its 6,500 entries contain thousands of examples, both descriptive and prescriptive, and feature 4,300 hyperlinked cross-references.” Sear …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English

Wordnik

Wordnik

Provides information about words, where they come from, what they mean, how to pronounce them, related words, examples, statistics, images from Flickr, and even how they were used in Twitter.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Reference–Dictionaries; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Reference–Dictionaries

The Book of Cliches

The Book of Cliches

This source is all about cliches, how to use them and when to use them. It has extensive lists on different cliches for the same thought. This source has an introduction, lists of cliches, awards the site has won, about the author, links to other sites, and contact information.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English

Lexicons of Early Modern English

Lexicons of Early Modern English

Collection of early English dictionaries and lexicons, searchable by keyword. Free public access includes basic keyword searching and bibliographic information on the lexicons, including author, date, publication, and edition information. Also includes citations for reviews and scholarly criticism of each lexicon.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–15th Century History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–16th Century History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–17th Century History; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Reference–Dictionaries–English

Internet Anagram Server (I, Rearrangement Servant)

Internet Anagram Server (I, Rearrangement Servant)

A form-based resource which will create anagrams (“a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase”). Fun but also revealing: includes an FAQ on how it works, fun facts about anagrams, and a Hall of Fame submitted by users. Also supports an email-based service: “Send a blank message to the wordserver at wsmith@wordsmi …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Games–Puzzles & Word Games; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English

Repeat After Us

Repeat After Us

Online language lab with a library of English language text and audio clips intended to help people with their language skills.
Subject: Education–Adult Education; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Literacy–Functional Literacy; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Education–Alternative Education

English Grammar FAQ

English Grammar FAQ

This site is a compilation of the Questions and answers that a Linguistics professor posted to alt.usage.english over the past few years. John Lawler is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This is a great resource for those who enjoy reading newsgroup postings, and are wanting to learn more about gramm …
Subject: Reference–Style And Writing Guides; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English

Vocabulary Training

Vocabulary Training

Use this site to help you learn words in French, Spanish, or German. You can work on verb tenses or you can just build your vocabulary in various subject areas. Categories include: Food, Business Vocabulary, and Useful Words.
Subject: Reference–Grammars; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–Spanish; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–French; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–German; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Our World–Languages Around The World–English; Our World–Languages Around The World–Spanish; Our World–Languages Around The World–German; Our World–Languages Around The World–French; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Languages–Spanish; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Languages–German; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Languages–French

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Wondering about citations, references, metaphors, grammar, style, or about any other subject that has to do with writing?
Come here. Find APA, MLA, and Turabian style guides, help with academic or professional writing, and more!
Subject: Education–Adult Education; Education–English As A Second Language (ESL); Business & Economics–Employment–Job Searching & Employee Recruiting; Reference–Style And Writing Guides–APA; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Reference–Style And Writing Guides–Citations; Reference–Style And Writing Guides–Chicago Manual Of Style/Turabian; Reference–Style And Writing Guides–MLA; Reference–Reference Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading And Writing–Writing Instruction; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Report Writing; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Writing Tips; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Citations And Copyright–Style Guides And Citations; Money And Work–Job Hunting

Armchair Grammarian

Armchair Grammarian

If you are looking for an Online Writing Lab then this website is a great place to start. Find articles that explain, with examples, English grammar and punctuation rules.
Subject: Reference–Style And Writing Guides; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Reading And Writing–Writing Instruction

ClicheSite.com

ClicheSite.com

Alphabetical listing of commonly used English phrases and expressions. An explanation/definition is given for each expression. Cliches are also indexed by topical category.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Reference–Dictionaries–English

Word Spy

Word Spy

This site is focused on new words, old words, and words that are enjoying a renaissance. It features a new word, definition and citation each day and provides background information about the word and its usage.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English; Reference–Dictionaries–English

The Word Wizard

The Word Wizard

“We offer you a range of carefully-selected resources, news about words and writing, contributions from well-known writers about aspects of the English language, information about word or phrase origins, a selection of coinages, quotes and insults, as well as our Slang Street, Public Scribe and other areas where you can participate yourself.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics–English