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A Web of On-line Grammars

This page maintains links with on-line grammars of as many languages as can be found on the Web. It includes all types of grammars: reference grammars, learning grammars, and historical grammars. Grammars are selected for their accuracy and effectiveness for learning the language they describe. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/grammars.html

 

Acronym Finder

Look up 124,800 acronyms/abbreviations & their meanings.
A searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.

http://www.acronymfinder.com/

 

English MTV Method

Using Feature film in the EFL Classroom. This page documents a teacher's experience trying to use feature film/video in her ESL Classroom. Contains very useful ideas, reflections, activities to think through prior to just pressing the play button. Useful site to begin prior to visiting Karen's ESLPartyland site on Film Activities.

http://ad.walker.org/mtv.html

 

How to write an Email message

This web discusses the differences between email and conventional letter writing. It is an excellent introduction to the sociocultural and coded differences between email and other kinds of letter writing. As email is fast surpassing "snail" mail as the major form of writing personal letters between peoples, it is important that students start by learning about the characteristics of email.

http://enterprise.powerup.com.au/htmlxp/pu/emailhow.htm

 

MedSpeak: Terms used in TV program ER

Alphabetical listing (hyperlinked by letter) of words related to medical terms used in the very popular TV serial ER (Emergency Room) starring George Cluney (a.k.a. Batman)

http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/5196/index.html

 

Multiculturalpedia

An online encyclopaedia from a multicultural perspective. We will be introducing various everyday habits and customs from various cultures around the world:

We want this "Multi-Cultural-Pedia" to be a site where you can find many ideas from different backgrounds. We would like to share customs, ways of thinking, etc. of various cultures to find how different, or probably similar, we are. We would like to understand other people more and at the same time understand ourselves.

http://www.netlaputa.ne.jp/~tokyo3/e/

 

Net Lingo

A collection of net acronyms, CHAT phrases, email smileys... All about Internet language.

http://www.netlingo.com/

 

New Zealand into American English

The following is an incomplete list of expression and words commonly used in New Zealand followed by the U.S. equivalent definition. Many of these words, phrases and expressions are of British or Australian origin. If you know any words or phrases that we missed, please, let us know at akiko@nz.com

http://nz.com/NZ/Culture/NZDic.html

 

The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary

The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 100,000 words and their transcriptions.
This format is particularly useful for speech recognition and synthesis, as it has mappings from words to their pronunciations in the given phoneme set. The current phoneme set contains 39 phonemes, for which the vowels may carry lexical stress.
0 No stress
1 Primary stress
2 Secondary stress

http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict

 

The WorldWideWeb Acronym and Abbreviation Server

A list of (mostly) acronyms (abbreviations constructed from the first letters [or first few letters] of the words of a phrase. Technically speaking, an ACRONYM listing is not a dictionary.

http://www.ucc.ie/info/net/acronyms/index.html

 

Translation Page

Enter text or a URL into the input screen. Program will translate the text or the linked page.

http://www.dictionary.com/translate/index.html

 

 

 

Jamie Fowlie, 2000