Language, English grammar, literary style, linguistics

Grammar, language arts, literary terms, figures of speech, linguistics, English accents
A guide to English grammar and language websites

Accents *

21 Accents
How to speak different accents,  lessons on YouTube video, by Amy Walker.

How to speak like Brian Sewell

The English Language in 24 Accents. YouTube

Sound like a Native English Speaker. English Jade

Figures of speech, literary terms, literary style *

The Elements of Style, by William Strunk.

Figures of Speech, Types of Figurative Language

Figures of speech.
Wikipedia entry.

Roget Thesaurus Classification

World Wide Words
Investigating international English from a British standpoint. Topical words, turns of phrase.

Grammar *
Grammar & Composition, a guide by By Richard Nordquist.

English Language and Usage
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It’s 100% free, no registration required.

The Bluebook
Grammar and Punctuation. The Mysteries Revealed

Online grammar checkers *

A free open source word processing program that includes a grammar checker.

Check online for grammatical mistakes and plagiarism.

Language Tool
A free open source grammar checker that is designed to help users identify the most common grammatical mistakes in their text.

Grammar Slammer
A spelling and grammar checker that uses a taskbar and integrated search to help identify errors in a document.

Check online for grammatical mistakes and plagiarism.

English Grammar
A blog that offers grammar lessons, exercises and rules for everyday use. Exercise, test and check your grammar online. The blog also carries video lessons.

English as a second language.

English Software
English writing software, grammar checker and a blog with free writing tips.


Exercises in grammar, spelling and writing.

Grammar on the Web. A Web of On-line Grammars
Links to world languages (Bucknell University, Pennsylvania. US).

Rules of grammar, punctuation and capitalization.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Oxford English Dictionaries
Ask the Oxford dictionary about questions of grammar and style.


Punctuation, sentence construction. BBC


Rhetoric. The Forest of Rhetoric
A guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric.



Terms and devices of grammar. 

Wikipedia entries on Grammar. 
Grammatical terms and devices.

Writing for Teens
Techniques, grammar, style from

Abbreviations, acronyms and initialisms by language.

British National Corpus
A “100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written.

Courses *

The Online English Degree Resource aims to be the premier resource for students interested in pursuing a degree in English at any level. The site not only gives you the raw facts and statistics on English, but also personal experiences and advice regarding English education and working as an English professional, all in an effort to provide you with everything you need to decide whether or not studying English is right for you.


A catalogue of over 6700 human languages.

Glossary of linguistic terms, 
by Eugene E. Loos (general editor).

Human Languages Page
Language, linguistics and literature resources. Listed by country and language. I Love Languages

Language and linguistics web index from  The Open Directory Project
Morphology and Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Constructed Languages, Dialectology, Discourse Education, Graphemics and Orthography, Historical Linguistics, etc.

Languages on the Web
A directory of language-learning websites.
The LingNet web site is a service provided by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. LingNet hosts materials developed at DLI by the Curriculum Development Division.

Literary terms, rhetorical terms: a glossary.

Roget Thesaurus Classification. 

a collaborative project to produce a free multilingual dictionary in every language, with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, quotations, synonyms, antonyms and translations.

Latin *

Carmenta Online Latin School
High-quality online Latin classes using live audio and video.This course, taught live by a real teacher in an online web conferencing classroom, is an excellent choice for homeschoolers, people studying in an academic setting where Latin is not offered, people who do not have access to a Latin course where they live, or those for whom the online classroom is more convenient.

Linguistics *

Center for Applied Linguistics
CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.

The Virtual Linguist
A blog on trends in linguistics by Susan Harvey, or Susan Purcell. Susan is the author of several books, including BBC Talk French Grammar, The Kingfisher Illustrated Pocket Dictionary and The Kingfisher Illustrated Pocket Thesaurus. She is co-editor of The Puzzler Crossword Solver’s Dictionary.

David Crystal
A blog by renowned Professor of Linguistics David Crystal.

A Walk in the Words
A linguistic tour for people who love having fun with words and language. A place to share interesting linguistic observations regarding sound, meaning and structure.

Historical linguistics

Historical Linguistics, a web directory from The Open DIrectory project.A possible homeland of the Indo-European languages

Ancient Scripts – Historical Linguistics
Introduction to historical linguistics with language family charts and extensive links list.

Cameron Laird’s Personal Index to Anthropologic Resources on the Net
Two software applications to aid glottochronological and lexostatistical analysis.

Chronology: History of English
Chronology of Events in the History of English” summarizing the emergence and evolution of the language spanning 5 millennia.

English from the 7th to the 18th c.

Indo-European and the Comparative Method
Everything you ever wanted to know about Proto-Indo-European (and the comparative method), but were afraid to ask.

The Linguist List
Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University. A moderated list, with research resources for language and linguistics.

Linguistics websites, a directory from The Open Directory Project.


Wikipedia entries on linguistics.

Literary terms *

Literary and poetic terms.
A list of terms; from Cyber English, by Ted Nellen.

Literary Terms
This webpage contains an alphabetical glossary of literary terms and their definitions. It focuses particularly on classical and medieval literature, the history of the English language, and science fiction narratives.

Poetic terms, a list of definitions.

Wikipedia index of literary terms.

Rhetoric *

The Cicero Homepage

The Forest of Rhetoric, Silva Rhetoricae
Online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric.

a refereed online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy.

Rhetoric and Composition
A site intended to list a variety of resources useful to rhetoricians.

Rhetoric. A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

Rhetoric, by Aristotle.

Rhetoric Society of America
RSA is a scholarly organization dedicated to studying, teaching, and practicing rhetoric.

Rhetoric and the Roman Orators

Wikipedia entry on Rhetoric.