Useful links

English language and linguistics: A selection of links

 

Blog

The English section's germ@namur blog

Writing for the germ@namur blog: Practical pointers

 

Grammar

The Internet Grammar of English

GRAMLINK (UCL)

e-anglais.com

God save the subjunctive!

Oxford Learner's Grammar Student's Site

Oxford Practice Grammar online

 

Vocabulary

The Oxford 3000

Phrases and sayings

Cambridge dictionaries online (including Advanced Learner's, Phrasal verbs, Idioms, French-English)

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Macmillan Online Dictionary

Wordnik

Merriam-Webster

Roget's thesaurus

The free dictionary

OneLook

Free online dictionaries

DICT.org

Wordsmyth

Academic Word List

Wordsmith.Org

World Wide Words

The Word Spy

Latin words, abbreviations, phrases and sayings in English

Urban Dictionary: Define your world

WordReference.com

 

Usage

Englishpage.com

Online writing lab

The European Language Portfolio

BBC World service: Learning English

Common errors in English

Using English

Free translation

Sentence sense

Guide to grammar and writing

English for techies (and non-techies, too) (intended for native speakers of French)

 

Phonetics and phonology

English Accents and Dialects

The speech accent archive

Millennium Memory Bank

AUE: The Audio Archive

Gabriele Azzaro - Worldwide Accents of English

Unicode Phonetic transcription

UCL Phonetics & Linguistics - Internet Shopping

E. L. Easton - English Around the World

IDEA - The International Dialects Of English Archive

Voice & Speech Source

BBC Voices

Estuary English

 

Corpus tools / the internet as corpus

Background

A Crash Course in Corpus Linguistics

Corpora with free samplers or free access

British National Corpus with sampler 

The British Component of the International Corpus of English with sample corpus

Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English

Internet corpora

Google it! (using, of course, Google)

British National Corpus (BYU-BNC)

The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

WebCorp: The Web as Corpus

 

Encyclopedias

Wikipedia

The LoveToKnow free online encyclopedia

Fact index

Bartleby

 

Reading about (and listening to and watching) the news, films, music,...

BBC iPlayer

News and current affairs

BBC

BBC - Newsnight

BBC Four Interviews

BBC Newsnight Interviews

BBC Radio Podcasts

BBC News Video and Audio

Number 10 TV

Youtube channel BBC Worldwide

CNN

Guardian Unlimited

Times online

The Telegraph

The Mirror

The New York Times

Language, Culture and the Arts

Language Log

Arts & Letters Daily

Icons - A portrait of England

BBC Collective - The interactive culture magazine

Stephen Fry podcasts

Music

Allmusic

Pitchfork

The Wire: Adventures in modern music

Film

The Internet Movie Database

Greatest films

Allmovie

Fun stuff

Dilbert

Garfield

The Quotations Page

 

More links

DMOZ open directory: English as a second language (student resources)