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This site is a list of links to on-line, worldwide resources for the study of the English language and its history.
Explore U of T's Dictionary of Old English Project, Albert Masters' Medieval Manuscripts site, Ian Lancashire's electronic Renaissance Dictionaries, Jack Chambers' work on Canadian dialects, and much more. Many of these links have been discovered by others: I'm particularly indebted to the HEL page, Cathy Ball, and Edwin Duncan. This site was last updated on 14 February 2002. Please recommend other sites!
THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH:
includes general resources, other links to links, upcoming conferences...
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE:
English grammar, phonology, etc.
LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS:
resources for the study of linguistics, not to mention Beatrice Santorini's linguistic humo(u)r site!
the origins and relationships of the world's languages! So where does Finnish fit in?!
the reconstructed ancestor of many European languages!
English is related to German, Dutch, Scandinavian languages...read about the Germanic migrations that made it all possible...
bibliographies, links to OE language (teach yourself!), literature, culture, manuscripts, and much more!
bibliographies, language, literature, culture, Chaucer, and ... the incomparable ORM!
EARLY MODERN ENGLISH:
Elizabethan accents, electronic Renaissance dictionaries, bibliographies about standard English, lots on Older Scots, and the Great Vowel Shift!, and NEW! bibliographies on C18th spelling, editing/punctuation, and C18th world English.
world English, English-based pidgins and creoles, linguistic atlases, and many more references for the study of regional and social variation!
ON-LINE JOURNALS & BOOK REVIEWS