Language and Linguistics
a Linguist--post your questions here about grammar, language,
linguistics, and have it answered, or view past questions and
Ask the Experts - FAQs from Oxford Dictionary -- the best place
for all your language questions!
Education (now called English Language Learners)-- includes full-text articles and other information
on the pros and cons of bilingual education
A Brief Background In Old English Manuscripts and also the great
English Pages--electronic texts and translations, art,
history, language resources.
British Academy Portal: Linguistics and Philology --
for Applied Linguistics -- includes research reports,
information on upcoming events
Errors in English -- explains errors and confusion between
words and how it affects their meaning
Information Page -- full-text articles and other links on
Dictionary -- "Etymologies are not definitions; they're
explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000
years ago. The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for
which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English,
unless otherwise indicated)."
of the English Language-- Includes bibliography, e-texts of
Anglo-Saxon documents, runic inscriptions, Old English and Middle
English texts, American-English, and more.
the Law -- .pdf
Omniglot -- a guide to writing systems, alphabetic and otherwise.
English Dictionary -- restricted to St. Ambrose Students
- Phrase Finder -- Meanings and origins of over 2,000 English
sayings, phrases and idioms. In addition to explaining things like "wet
behind the ears" and "baker's dozen," it also allows you to browse
through euphemisms, popular but incorrect phrase origins, proverbs,
misheard lyrics (known as "mondegreens") and other categories.
-- improving communication from the Federal Government to the Public.
Many tips on how to avoid confusion in intent.