Language Links for English
The following are some useful links to resources on writing and language:
Academic Writing & Citations
A guide for writing research papers (MLA style)
Developed by the Arthur C. Banks Library, Connecticut, this guide was last updated in May 2004 to reflect recommendations in the MLA Handbook’s sixth edition (2003) and on the MLA’s own Web pages.
The American Psychological Association style manual.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
A publication of the University of Chicago Press.
MLA Essentials: Research Paper Checklist
MLA Essentials by Answers.com. The Modern Language Association’s guidelines for academic writing –helps you format your paper and cite your sources in an organized, standardized way.
PUW-Madison Writer’s Handbook, produced by The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Creative Writing Resource Guide is a guidebook to creative writing by Freebooks.
History of English
A Very Brief History of the English Language
Online Etymology Dictionary
Number of Words
Number of Words in the English Language
Ethnologue: Languages of the World
The 1000 Most Common Words in English
The 1000 most common words in English listed in both order of frequency and alphabetical order.
Compleat Lexical Tutor
Students can test their knowledge of vocabulary from frequency word lists to see what level they should be working on, practice reading and listening, study the lists of words, and analyze their own work.
Common Errors in EnglishUsage
Extensive alphabetical list of the most common errors in English, with concise explanations.
Guide to Grammar and Style
Information on grammar rules and writing style, with points listed alphabetically.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Grammar, punctuation and structure explanations with quizzes for each chapter.