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View Resource The Early Modern English Dictionaries Database

Edited by Ian Lancashire of the Department of English at the University of Toronto this online database offers access to 127,000 word-entries from eleven dictionaries from 1530 to 1657. Several search options are available and users may select individual dictionaries or all of them. Additional resources at the site include a helpful overview of EMEDD, a short piece on Renaissance word-meaning, a...

http://www.english.utoronto.ca/Page4.aspx
View Resource Semiotics for Beginners

Daniel Chandler, lecturer in Media Theory at the Department of Education in the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and developer of the Media and Communications Studies (MCS) Site (discussed in the June 28, 1996 issue of the Scout Report), has written and updated an online introductory textbook for the study of Semiotics. This very accessible hypertext consists of fifteen chapters covering the...

http://visual-memory.co.uk/daniel/Documents/S4B/
View Resource Rosetta Project

The Rosetta Project aims to create a contemporary version of the Rosetta Stone as a platform for comparative language study and to preserve languages that may perhaps become lost in the future. The database contains "a growing collection of descriptions, texts, analytic materials and audio files for 1,000 languages." The Long Now Foundation has initiated the project, sponsored by Charles Butcher...

http://rosettaproject.org/
View Resource Behind the Name: The Etymology and History of First Names

Created by Mike Campbell, a Canadian with a great interest in linguistics, this site is a cornucopia of information about the etymologies of first names. Containing information on over 11,000 first names, users can begin by entering their own first name into the search engine (which can be customized), and information will be returned about the origin of the name and other helpful details. From...

http://www.behindthename.com/
View Resource Lexicon of Linguistics

Created and maintained by faculty members at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, this Website provides easily accessed authoritative definitions for thousands of technical terms in the field of linguistics. The Lexicon may be searched or browsed, and users can submit definitions for terms for editorial consideration by the site's authors. A highly practical bookmark for both students and...

http://www2.let.uu.nl/uil-ots/lexicon/
View Resource Dialect Survey

Sometimes individuals may find themselves wondering: "What do you call the long sandwich that contains cold cuts, lettuce, and so on?." Certainly there is a strong regional variation to this type of sandwich, as some people along the Eastern seaboard may refer to it as a "grinder," people in Louisiana may be more likely to refer to it as a "poor boy," and so on. This rather interesting dialect...

http://dialect.redlog.net/
View Resource Stanford University: Center for the Study of Language and Information

The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) "is devoted to research in the emerging science of information, computing, and cognition." This "new science" is an interdisciplinary project that developed through a shared interest among computer scientists, linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and artificial intelligence researchers "in how agents, whether biological or...

https://www-csli.stanford.edu/
View Resource Center for Applied Linguistics

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a private non-profit organization comprised of scholars and educators "who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems." The organization's homepage will be of great interest to educators and policy-makers alike, as it contains a number of very useful resources, lesson plans, and other...

http://www.cal.org/
View Resource An annual tradition from Lake Superior State University identifies the most overused words of 2011

'Baby bump', 'Man cave' make banned words list http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/story/2011-12-30/banned-words-list/52287668/1 Don't let these words occupy your vocabulary in 2012 http://goo.gl/cW3jb Lake Superior State University: Banished Words List http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php Word Warriors' 2012 Top 10 http://www.wordwarriors.wayne.edu/2011/ A Dictionary of the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0106
View Resource Slate: Lexicon Valley Screenshot

Slate magazine's Lexicon Valley is "a podcast about language, from pet peeves, syntax, and etymology to neurolinguistics and the death of languages." Founded by Slate contributor Mike Vuolo, Lexicon Valley is currently hosted by linguist John McWhorter, professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and author of numerous books about language. New episodes are released once...

http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley.html