English Studies - Writing Resources

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American-British - British-American Dictionary Compiled by Jeremy Smith

Australian English Glossary from A to Zed
Original by David Stybr.
- FAST Area Studies Program, University of Tampere, Finland

Andrew Moore's Teaching Resource Site
"...contains resources for teachers and students of English
language and literature, as well as basic information about
how to acquire skills in ICT and Internet technologies."
By Andrew Moore, Teacher, School Improvement Service of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
"Use this site to find the answers to your questions concerning proper English grammar and punctuation."
Full online version of Jane Straus popular grammar guide.

AskOxford.com
An entertaining and educational site from Oxford University Press.
Sections include: Ask the Experts ; World of Words ; Better
Writing ; Word Games ; Global English ; Education.

Calls for Papers
"This page is a bulletin board of calls for papers for scholarly conferences, anthologies and journals in a variety of fields often connected with English departments."
From EServer

The Chicago Manual of Style FAQ (and not so FAQ)
Questions answered from the manuscript editing department at the
University of Chicago Press

Columbia Guide to Online Style - (dead link)
Basic CGOS Style

Criticalreading.com
"...shows you how to recognize what a text says, what a text does, and what a text means by analyzing choices of content, language, and structure. It shows you what to look for, and how to think about what you find.
By Kan Kurland

Erfurt Electronic Studies in English (EESE)
"EESE is a refereed journal archived by the Nieders‰chsische Staats- und Universit‰tsbibliothek Gˆttingen"

General Guidelines for Citing Government Publications - (dead link)
By Bobby Griffith, University of North Texas Libraries Government Documents Dept.

History of the English Language
The website for the HEL-L discussion list.

The Literacy Web
"...is designed to promote the use of the Internet as a tool to assist classroom teachers in their search for best practices in literacy instruction, including the new literacies of Internet technologies. We have made every attempt to link teachers with current research and theory that supports traditional and new literacy practices as well as to guide teachers towards particular classroom resources that can enhance literacy development for students at all grade levels."
- Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

Luciferous Logolepsy
"...a collection of over 9,000 obscure english words"

Modern Language Association

National Council of Teachers of English
A Professional Association of Educators in English Studies, Literacy, and Language Arts.

Postgraduate English
A Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English (UK)

Style Guide
"This guide is based on the style book which is given to all journalists at The Economist."

Style Manuals
University of Tennessee Libraries

VIEWS (ejournal)
"...is an academic journal that promotes dialogue among Viennese and international linguists on all aspects of English. Its main agenda is to promote the exchange of ideas between scholars with different research interests and from different theoretical camps or scientific communities."
- Institut f¸r Anglistik & Amerikanistik der Universit‰t Wien

Wordsmyth - Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus (WEDT)
"...is the premier online American English dictionary with an integrated thesaurus. WEDT contains 50,000 headwords, and very precisely defined and hyperlinked synonyms. And the search engine allows for very flexible searching."

World Wide Words
Exploring the English Language
"Investigating international English from a British viewpoint"
By Michael Quinion

Academic Discussion Lists

ENGLISC - A Forum for Composition in Old English
"an electronic discussion group dedicated to writing and communicating in Old English."

History of the English Language
The website for the HEL-L discussion list.

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