The Routes of English
This is the online resource which accompanies the BBC’s excellent series about the English language.
1 : Evolving English
2 : Humour and cussing
3 : Accents and dialects
4 : People and places
Meanings and Origins of phrases, sayings and idioms.
Avec un forum de discussion très fréquenté.
Posséde aussi un thesaurus sur abonnement, ressource pour les écrivains et les journalistes.
The American’s guide to speaking British.
The seven sections :
Around the house
Food & drink
Odds & sods
contain over 1000 words and expressions that differ in their usage between the US and the UK.
Sur le site de la British Library
This site traces the history of English dictionaries from the 1500s to the present day. You can examine how words change their meaning over time, and how scholars have argued over ideas of ’correct’ spellings.
Over 650 recordings of English regional accents and dialects from 1950 to the present day.
Une exposition virtuelle de la British Library