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Listen to radio programs and read about this history of English. Programs include "Evolving English," "humour and Cussing," 'Accents and Dialects," "People and Places," "Talking Posh," and "Churchill's Roar."
"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 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
"Founded in 1889, the American Dialect Society is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it...American Speech is the society's quarterly journal."
Includes a list of links to language-related sites around the world.
The UK is a rich landscape of regional accents and dialects, each evidence of our society’ s continuity and change, our local history and our day-to-day lives. This site captures and celebrates the diversity of spoken English in the second half of the twentieth century.