Listed alphabetically by website name.


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Accents of English from Around the World
Sound Comparisons Project (April McMahon, Warren Maguire, Paul Heggarty), University of Edinburgh
Interactive sound charts with samples of a various English accents.

Laurence Anthony (Center for English Language Education, Waseda University, Japan)
A freeware concordance/text analysis program for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

BBC Voices
Voice recordings, word maps and other resources that reflect language diversity in the UK.

BNC: The British National Corpus
University of Oxford
A 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, representing a wide cross-section of current British English.

British Library Sounds Archive: Accents and Dialects
British Library
Includes extracts from the Survey of English Dialects recordings (1951-1974) and the Millennium Memory Bank (1998-1999).

Mark Davies (Brigham Young University)
A collection of seven online corpora of 45-425 million words each.

Courses for AS and A2 English Language students and teachers
LAGB: Linguistics Association of Great Britain (Education Committee)
Details of short courses run by UK universities, colleges, schools and local authorities.

Digital Humanities Network
University of Glasgow
Information about projects and researchers in the Digitial Humanities at the University of Glasgow.


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Education Committee of The Linguistics Association of Great Britain
LAGB: Linguistics Association of Great Britain
Information on the LAGB Education Committee, and links for teachers of English Language.

Electronic World Atlas of Varieties of English
Bernd Kortmann and Kerstin Lunkenheimer, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Freiburg University
An interactive database of variation in spoken English.

England's North East
David Simpson
Details of the history and dialect of the North East of England.

English Subject Centre
The Higher Education Academy / Council for College and University English
Resources for teachers of English Language.

English Varieties of the British Isles
Andrew Moore,
A guide to dialects of English in the British Isles, aimed principally at AS and A2 students.

ENROLLER: An Enhanced Repository for Language and Literature Researchers
University of Glasgow
An integrated, searchable online repository that brings together a number of language datasets.

Glossary of English Grammar Terms
A searchable glossary of grammatical terminology.

Heritage Language Variation and Change in Toronto
Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto
The HLVC project examines the use of several heritage languages in communities in Toronto, to explore the nature of language variation and change across generations in a multilingual metropolis.


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IDEA: International Dialects of English Archive
Paul Meier, University of Kansas
Sample recordings and accompanying transcriptions of speakers representing a wide variety of accents and dialects of English.

Illocution Inc.
Freely available sample corpora of public-domain documents, and a freeware software analysis tool.
KwicKwic text analysis software:

InterLanD: Aston Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Language and Diversity
Aston University
An interdisciplinary Research Centre at Aston University, combining linguistic, social, cultural, economic, environmental, political, management and marketing perspectives.

Internet Archive
An archive of text, audio, moving images and software, designed to provide access to digitized historical collections for researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Internet Grammar of English
Survey of English Usage, University College London
A searchable guide to English grammar, with a glossary and online exercises.

Irish English Resource Centre
Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg and Essen
Resources relating to the historical and regional diversity of Irish English.

IViE Corpus: English Intonation in the British Isles
Esther Grabe, Francis Nolan, Brechtje Post (University of Oxford Phonetics Laboratory)
The corpus contains recordings of nine urban dialects of English spoken in the UK and Ireland (London, Cambridge, Cardiff, Liverpool, Bradford, Leeds, Newcastle, Belfast and Dublin).

Language Fact Sheets
LAGB: Linguistics Association of Great Britain
Links and resources for students and teachers of English Language.

Language Varieties
Charlene Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole and Dialect Studies, University of Hawaii
Pages covering a number of varieties of English from around the world, including Tyneside English.

LAP: Linguistic Atlas Project
William A. Kretzschmar, University of Georgia
A set of survey research projects about the words and pronunciation of everyday American English, dating back to 1929.

LDC: The Linguistic Data Consortium
University of Pennsylvania
The Linguistic Data Consortium supports language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources: data, tools and standards.

Lexicon of Linguistics
Johan Kerstens, Eddy Ruys and Joost Zwarts, Utrecht University
A searchable glossary of terminology used in linguistics and language studies.

LICHEN: Linguistic and Cultural Heritage Electronic Network
University of Oulu, University of Georgia, University of Oslo, University of Glasgow
Information on joint initiatives that combine linguistic research and the development of software tools in a way which leads to innovations and new insight in both fields.

Linguistic Innovators: The English of Adolescents in London
Lancaster University - Paul Kerswill (University of York), Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary, University of London)
A study of the spoken English of London, examining the diversity of London's population and its social and geographical mobility.

Linguistics Research Digest
Sue Fox, Jenny Cheshire (Queen Mary, University of London) and Paul Kerswill (University of York)
The Digest provides accessible, jargon-free summaries and reports of current research papers in language and linguistics. It helps teachers of English Language keep up-to-date with cutting edge research.

LLAS: Centre for Languages, Linguistics & Area Studies
Including online resources for students and teachers of English Language and Linguistics.


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Mining a Year of Speech: a Digging into Data challenge
University of Oxford Phonetics Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania Linguistic Data Consortium
A project that focused on developing methods and tools for the creation of a large-scale searchable database of aligned text and audio of speech samples taken from the British National Corpus and the Linguistic Data Consortium.

Multicultural London English: the emergence, acquisition and diffusion of a new variety
Lancaster University - Paul Kerswill (University of York), Jenny Cheshire, Sue Fox, Arfaan Khan (Queen Mary, University of London) and Eivind Torgersen (Lancaster University)
The project examines the role of ethnic minority English in driving forward linguistic innovation in the capital on the levels of phonetics, grammar and discourse features.

NCLLP: The North Carolina Language & Life Project
Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University
A project that focuses on research and outreach programmes related to language use and variation in the American south.

NEFA: The North East Film Archive
Teesside University
The North East Film Archive is dedicated to finding and preserving films about the North East of England.

OXIGEN: The Oxford Intonation Generator
Esther Grabe, John Coleman, Greg Kochaniski (University of Oxford Phonetics Laboratory)
A project investigating variation in English intonation, as represented in an the IViE Corpus.

Project Gutenberg
Free e-book versions of of texts with expired (US) copyright.


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Roswell Voices
William A. Kretzschmar, University of Georgia
Details of the Roswell Voices project, which involves extensive interviews with residents of Roswell, New Mexico.

SCOTS Project: Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech
University of Glasgow
A searchable electronic corpus of written and spoken texts in Scottish English and varieties of Scots.

SLAAP: The Sociolinguistic Archive and Analysis Project
North Carolina State University
An interactive web-based archive of sociolinguistic recordings, capturing a variety of languages and with a focus on American dialects in North Carolina and the south-eastern United States.

Sounds Familiar? Accents and Dialects of the UK
British Library
Material and resources related to language variation and change, based on some of the dialect recordings from the British Library's Sound Archive collections (see above).

Speech Accent Archive
Steven H. Weinberger, George Mason University, Virginia
Speech samples of a wide variety of native and non-native English speakers from different language backgrounds all reading the same text passage.

Speech Internet Dictionary
John Maidment, University College London
A searchable dictionary of terminology used in phonetics, phonology and speech sciences.

Studying Varieties of English
Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg and Essen
Resources for students of English Language and Linguistics.

Survey of English Usage
University College London
Centre for research in English Language Corpus Linguistics.

SWAP: Scots Words and Place-Names
University of Glasgow
SWAP gathers information on Scots words and Scottish place-names from the public. Its results feed into a glossary of Scots place-name elements and the word collections of Scottish Language Dictionaries.


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UK National Archives
The official archive of the UK government. Includes an education section with a programme of taught sessions and online resources relating to the different historical periods represented in the archives records and documents.

Varieties of English
Language Samples Project, University of Arizona
Details of some of the different varieties of English spoken in different parts of the world.

West Midlands English: Speech and Society
InterLanD (Aston Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into Language and Diversity), Aston University
A group of projects that examine links between local language and social history in the West Midlands region.