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The Eggcorn Database     View
Use this site to explore hundreds of "eggcorns" -- homophone substitutions with their own peculiar logic, such as "cut to the cheese," "preying mantis," or "squirmish." The site maintainer is a hobbyist who clo ...

Sounds Familiar? Accents and Dialects of the UK     View
This interactive feature explores 20th century accents and dialects in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, with "76 sound recordings and over 600 short audio clips chosen from three collections of the British Library Sound Archive. ...

Liverpool Voices: Ask the Experts     View
This interview with a University of Liverpool dialectology and sociolinguistics expert discusses the origins and history of Merseyside speech and the "Scouse" accent of Liverpool. Includes several audio clips and the results of a survey abo ...

American Literacy Council     View
"The American Literacy Council is the name of the non-profit organization organized in 1876 [by Melvil Dewey] that attempted to assist rural educators with literacy tools. ...?? Their focus included considerable academic research related to the ...     View
An alphabetical collection of "the largest list of oxymorons [phrases composed of contradictory words] ever collected online"; the list is idiosyncratic and sometimes defines the term rather loosely.

The American Heritage Book of English Usage: A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English     View
"A detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style." Originally ...

Merriam-Webster Word Central     View
This fun site is aimed at junior and younger senior high students who love words and want to know more about them. Its graphic metaphor is the two-story Word Central building. The opening screen provides for quick look-ups of words. The first floor i ...

Do You Speak American?     View
Companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program that "examine[s] the dynamic state of American English — a language rich with regional variety, strong global impact and cultural controversy." Includes essays on topics such as ...

¡Colorín Colorado!     View
This site provides "information, activities, and advice for educators, and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs)." The parents' section offers tips for helping children with school and learning to read and write. The ... Contradictory Words     View
"An Oxymoron is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words, such as 'Cruel Kindness' or 'Jumbo Shrimp.' ... It is a literary figure of speech in which opposite or contradictory words, terms, phrases or ideas are combined to create a rhe ...



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