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English Language History and Linguistics

Evolving English @ the British Library

The first exhibition and events programme to explore the English language in all its national and international diversity. At the British Library, 12 November 2010 – 3 April 2011.

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General resources

Linguistics Websites

International Phonetic Association

Includes a reproduction of The International Phonetic Alphabet (Revised to 2005)


The Linguist List

"The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST maintains a web-site with over 2000 pages and runs a mailing list with over 25,000 subscribers worldwide. LINGUIST also hosts searchable archives of over 100 other linguistic mailing lists and runs research projects which develop tools for the field, e.g., a peer-reviewed database of language and language-family information, and recommendations of best practice for digitizing endangered languages data."


"The Domain of Linguistics" by The Linguistic Society of America

The publisher of the journal Language, the Linguistic Society of America website offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of linguistics, with articles covering 20+ topics. The LSA website also contains links to other organizations and student resources.


Accents and Dialects