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Words / Language / Linguistics

Wordnet: online lexical reference system
Wordnet: online lexical reference system
David Edgin: How The Alphabet Began (E-Book)
Michael Everson: The Alphabets of Europe
Word Origins
Giornale Nuovo: De Bry’s Alphabets
Virtual Museum Printing - Press - Alphabets
creation: The Alphabet
The Articulatory Basis Of The Alphabet
Mirror: Introduction to "Mirror History" Dictionary
World Language Mapping System User Area: Huffman Language Phyla
FAMSI - Linguistic Maps of Mesoamerica
CORPORA: 45-400 million words each: free online access
Clavier en ligne dans toutes les langues • LEXILOGOS >>
Four Level Word Game - Synonyms from different root languages
SYNONYMES - Dictionnaire des synonymes & antonymes

Son of Citation Machine

Language Diversity Index - National Geographic Education

Carl Zimmer: Building Gab: Part One: Corante > The Loom >
The faculty of language: what’s special about it? Steven Pinker, Ray Jackendoff
The Evolution of the Language Faculty: Clarifications and Implications W. Tecumseh Fitch, Marc D. Hauser, Noam Chomsky
William H. Calvin, New York Times book review of T. W. Deacon's The Symbolic Species (1997)
Could Chomsky Be Wrong : Modularity , Connectivism and Language Acquisition
What Shapes Our Language? [infographic] | Voxy Blog
The evolution of the past tense – how verbs change over time | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine Today, less than 3% of verbs are irregular but they wield a disproportionate power. The ten most commonly used English verbs – be, have, do, go say, can, will, see, take and get – are all irregular +"a rule is the tombstone of a thousand exceptions."
English is not normal - No, English No, English isn't uniquely vibrant or mighty or adaptable. But it really is weirder than pretty much every other language
English minus the non-Germanic words - Google Groups
A Concise History of the English Language
The History of English Podcast | The Spoken History of a Global Language
YouTube - Anglo-Saxon - The History of English (1/10)
Language family

Alfabets, Spelling & Pronunciation
John A. Halloran: The Proto-Sumerian Language Invention Process
Proto-Language Monosyllables By Patrick C. Ryan
Writing Systems: Related links
The Linguist List Ask A Linguist
Formerly The Human-Languages Page, iLoveLanguages: guide to language-related Web sites
LIWC - Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count
Words of the World by The University of Nottingham
Language Log
Language Log » Mapping the Demographics of American English with Twitter
Language Log » “Linguistic norms” vs. “groundless peeves” (descriptive and perspective)
Language Log » No post too obscure to escape notice
Google Ngram Viewer
KryssTal : The Origin of Words and Names | Language Families
Language Museum
Babelgum: The Linguists
learning other languages - one day |'s list of resources for linguistic diversity
piksels » Words Invented by Shakespeare by joel laumans
The RSC Shakespeare | RSC: First Folio
Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices :: Map your voice - listen

The Natural Origin Of Language: Arbitrary Or Innate

Wordnik: The place for words and everything about them
Linguistic atlas of the World

OLAC: Open Language Archives Commmunity
Elmore Leonard: Rules on Writing
Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers | Brain Pickings
Ten rules for writing fiction | Books | Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts
Ten rules for writing fiction(part two) | Books |
The Elegant Variation: WEEKEND READ Elmore Leonard's ten rules of writing fiction is as splendid an example of unhinged dipshitery as I've ever seen, and its longevity never ceases to depress me.
How To Write Badly Well
Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: On Writing — Heinlein's Rules
Kurt Vonnegut - Eight rules for writing fiction:
Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully: in Ten Minutes - Great Writing Creative Writing Community
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Ronald Knox: 10 Commandments of Detective Fiction

Loren J Miller: The 36 Plots
Speculative Fiction Tropes - Television Tropes & Idioms
"Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes" by Stephen King
Stephen King's Top 20 Rules for Writers - Open Culture
Critique: Authors on Writing
Leading Forward: How to Read and Digest a Book!
Writerisms and other Sins: A Writer's Shortcut to Stronger Writing by C.J. Cherryh
Internet Archive: Naropa writing collection: Ginsberg, etc
Ginsberg, America
Ginsberg's Celestial Homework a course taught by Allen Ginsberg at Naropa Institute during the summer of 1977 - "Literary History of the Beat Generation,"
Reed College | News Center Multimedia | Allen Ginsberg reads "Howl" and other poems at Reed, February 1956
Joseph Epstein: Writing on the Brain
Dino Felluga: Introduction to Narratology
Narrantech: Storytelling in the digital age
Kevin Larson: The Science of Word Recognition or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bouma
"The American 1950s"
Wordcount: word frequency rank
WORDCOUNT / Tracking the Way We Use Language /
Fun With Words: Letter Frequencies
Letter-pairs analysis
Poynter Online - Fifty Writing Tools
CJR: Language Corner: Various rules of the language, including rules of thumb, are discussed
Self-Annihilating Sentences --- S. Gorn
What Books to Read: Reviews, Bibliographies
Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism
The Wonderful Writing Skills (Un)Handbook
Singular "their" in Jane Austen and elsewhere: Anti-pedantry page
BBC Learning English | Home page
8 Free Online Resources For Learning A New Language
Page F30: Five myths about languages and how to learn them
World Wide Words
Research tools: information in depth | Style Guide |
Fun With Words > The Wordplay Web Site
Hecht's Web Site -- Figures of Speech
Annoying and Pretentious Terms & Figures of Speech
Language Log » The passive in English
The 50 best author vs. author put-downs of all time - National Book |
mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Literary Smack-Downs, Quips, and Squabbles
Flavorwire » The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History
Univ of Glasgow: Book of the month - Archive
O'Reilly: So You Want to Write a Book?
How I Write by Bertrand Russell
UBUWeb: Anthology of Conceptual Writing
Complete Review - Welcome to the Complete Review | the Literary Saloon at the complete review - a literary weblog
book: How to Get Your Book Reviewed
Specialized Reading List for "Literary History of the Beat Generation," a course taught by Allen Ginsberg at Naropa Institute during the summer of 1977
St. John.s College | The Program | The Reading List
Salon Technology | (Internet bubble)
Blocked: Why do writers stop writing?
Lion Kimbro: How to Make a Complete Map of Every Thought You Think
How we confuse symbols and things
100 Most Often Mispronounced Words in English
BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Oldest English words' identified ("I, Who, two, three")
lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases
The Vocabula Review
Luciferous Logolepsy: 9000 Obscure English Words
A Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia
Oddities of English
Writing Good English: A talk by William Zinsser to foreign students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism | The American Scholar
Ka-Boom: A Dictionary of Comicbook Words on Historical Principles
ODPS: Online dictionary of Playground slang (with rhymes!)
Wingnut Debate Dictionary
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
About the Devil’s Dictionary X™ » The Devil’s Dictionary X™
The Devil’s Dictionary X™ — Daily definitions
Double-Tongued Word-Wrestler: Words from the fringes of English
ELI5: Why does fridge have a "D" in it, but refrigerator doesn't? : explainlikeimfive (explains IPA)
Devil's Dictionary X
Nursery Rhymes - lyrics and origins
The Eggcorn Database
Fun With Words: Contronyms
B-Ryhmes - The Near Rhyming Dictionary
Internet slang | Leet : Leetspeak : , l33t5p34k : Wikipedia
Alan Cooper's All About Homonyms
The Modern Word
Arts & Letters Daily
Today in Literature
Literature-Map - The tourist map of literature
Holt Uncensored: books and the book industry Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)
Out of Context: Mark A.R. Kleiman & David Chu-wen Hsia: Aphorisms
Paul Brians Common Errors in English Usage
Confusing Words - collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary: Ask the Editors
English Language and Usage - Stack Exchange
Edu2: Language Theory
Info-Service: Language Links
25 maps that explain the English language - Vox
Piotr G¹siorowski’s Indo-European Page
Perseus Foundation: Sacred Alphabets (Eco: The Search for The Perfect Language)
Phonemes in the history of a language
Phonology on the Web
FSI Language Courses
Free Online Language Courses
Learning Languages
Pictures of Writers
Words help us see and talk
Phonetic alphabets, wordlists, texts, word frequency
Verbix -- conjugate verbs in 100+ languages
American Book Review: 100 Best First Lines from Novels
The Chaos: Chris Upward: A Versified Catalog of 800 English Spelling Irregularities
Chaos poem. The Classic Concordance of Cacographic Chaos
Words in English | Words in English :: History
A History Of Punctuation
Beside the point? Punctuation is dead, long live punctuation | Aeon Essays
Neatorama » Blog Archive » The Origin of Everyday Punctuation Marks.

What's in a Word? Evidence for Phonosemantics
Margaret Magnus: What's in a Word? Studies in Phonosemantics
Consonant Meanings - The Meanings of Phonetic Features by Margaret Magnus
LIA : linguistic iconism.
Sound symbolism - Wikipedia
Talk:Sound symbolism - Wikipedia
Gods of the Word : CONFABULATE. (43 Margaret Magnus references in Language Hat thread)
Margaret Magnus: The Largest Collection of English Phonesthemes
Links to Web Sites Related to Linguistic Iconism
Why Are Letters Shaped the Way They Are? Linguistic games and research are revealing a hidden connection between what words look and sound like, and what they mean.
GAil Ripliger's Rosicrucian Masterpiece : A PRIMER ON KABBALAH ... p.1115) One "computational linguist" highly recommended by Gail is Margaret Magnus, another Kabbalist
New Age Bible Versions: G.A. Riplinger--"divinely inspired" KJV-onlyist and occultist - Christian Chat Rooms & Forums (more Christian pearl-clutching) Dissertation, Thesis on "Synesthetic Sound Symbolism" Dr. Lara Magagnini "The word brought by the wind, Sound in the process of evolutionary adaptation of human language. Environmental conditioning, Imitation and sound symbolism." University of Pisa, 2008, Pisa, Italy (10 March 2008).
crash blossom - definition and examples of crash blossoms in English

Some of the New Words in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary
Mefi: What concepts do not exist in the English language? [mi]
Dan Alford: Does "Language" equal "Human Language?"
UCLA Phonetics Lab Data
Phonetics Links
:: Phonetics Focus - A Sound Choice ::
Disemvowelment and Reemvowelment Tools
The Physical Foundation of Language
Language Maker: Artifical and Model Languages
Kenneth Goldsmith: No. 111 2.7.93-10.20.96 (Sculpting w/Words)
Blekinge's Most Ancient Runic Inscriptions: Semitic Fertility Cult
Alphabets of Ancient Italy: Etruscan, Oscan, Umbrian, Volcian
VÍteliÚ: Languages of Ancient Italy
Linguistic Archeology
Sound Symbolism, Phonosemantics, Mimologics
Pragmatics and Cognitive Semantics: Lexical Primitives, Lexical Universals
Corelex: Systematic Polysemy and Underspecification
80 Million Tiny Images a visualization of all the nouns in the English language arranged by semantic meaning
Edge: How Does Our Language Shape The Way We Think? By Lera Boroditsky
MICASE : the characteristics of contemporary academic speech—its grammar, its vocabulary, its functions and purposes, its fluencies and dysfluencies
Evolution of the Human Spoken Language
fUSION Anomaly. The Nam-Shub of Enki
Prehistoric language, religious language, and prehistoric religions
Irony: what it is and isn't
"Verbatim" - Erin McKean speaks at Google - Google Video
A.B.Kuhn: Esoteric Structure of the Alphabet
The Universal Adoption of Latin Letters L'Adoption Universelle des Caractères Latins
Cliff Goddard: Natural Semantic Metalanguage' (NSM): basic, universal meanings, known as semantic primes
Natural Semantic Metalanguage Homepage
LINGUIST List 12.2175: Natural Semantic Metalanguage, Wordnet
Klinkenberg : Sign Structures - Signo - Semiotics / Applied Semiotic Theories
Semiotics for Beginners: Signs

Joris Dormans - Visual Grammar
Grammar Cheatsheet for Bloggers - Avoiding Classic Embarrassments
Grammar Check - English Grammar Checker | Grammica
Re: Natural Language and Natural Selection
Alphabets & Writing Systems
Review: Ethiopic: An African Writing System: Its History and Principles
Writing Berber Languages
Marc K Stengel: The Diffusionists Have Landed
Göran Sonesson: The semiotic function and the genesis of pictorial meaning
Master M M: Metaphysics & Magiks : Letterology
Semantic Structure and Metadata
Metadata? Thesauri? Taxonomies? Topic Maps!
Why other languages don't use thesauruses like we do - The Week
Reading Speed Test
Dancing Bear: At Wanderer's Well
Word Ways - The Journal of Recreational Linguistics
Language: Origin and Meaning--John Zerzan
Aimless Wandering: Chuang Tzu's Chaos Linguistics by Hakim Beyg
Looking for a Sign | (People can communicate without agreeing on the meaning of the terms
Wittgenstein's Concept of a Language Game
Cultural universals: Measuring the semantic structure of emotion terms in English and Japanese
So You Want To learn Japanese...
Japanese language learning tools on Web
References for learning Japanese
Nihongodict: Free Online English ? Japanese Dictionary
Glenn Humphries: Afro-Asiactic Languages
Glenn Humphries: Indo-European Languages
Energy Language: Interaction of Language and Thought
The Medieval Review: Hogg, Richard and David Denison A History of the English Language
Michael Dirda -
Biosemiotics Homepage
Definitions on Language
Formal Language Definitions
Art and Physics: Leonard Schlain: The Alphabet and the Goddess
Gidali: Complex-Text Languages - An Overview
INDOLOGY - On The Origin Of The Early Indian Scripts
Mesoamerican Writing Systems
Genetic Distance and Language Affinities Between Autochthonous Human Populations
Introduction to Edenspeak by Prof. Isaac Mozeson
Andrei Bely: Glossalolia: translated by Thomas R. Beyer, Jr.
A rhyming, metered, matrixed, linguistic inanity that flexes enough Betz cells to reach ideal neurosynaptic brain rate
The Two Halves of Linguistic Symbolism Reunited
Zompist | The Language Construction Kit | Phrase Book
Sayings and Phrases - meanings and origins
zompist bboard: formerly d.b.a. Virtual Verduria Message Board
John Lawler: Linguistics: Home Page
John Lawler: Using Computers in Linguistics
Anomalist: High Strangeness: The Language of Space
Logos Context Search: Wordtheque: powerful interface with a massive database (currently 696.837.363 words) containing multilingual novels, technical literature and translated texts
Ling Links (Leibnez)
Constructed Languages
Langmaker: Conlangs | Conlangs At A Glance
M. Pavic and hyperfiction
ING: un know ing be come ing evolve ing
LinguaLinks Library
LinguaLinks: Glossary of linguistic terms
Errata: Glossaralia: Glossary of Glossaries
Linguistics, Natural Language, and Computational Linguistics Meta-index
The Neglected Books Page
Sophie Calle: Double Game
Kybernekyia: A Hypervortext of Ezra Pound's Canto LXXXI
Pennsound: Ezra Pound
the Electronic Labyrinth: implications of hypertext for creative writers looking to move beyond traditional notions of linearity
Antioch classical languages utility For MS Word 97, 2000 and 2002
Behind the Name: the etymology and history of first names | Random Name Generator
Surname Profiler
The random name generator uses data from the US Census to randomly generate male and female names
Foetry: American Poetry Watchdog: Exposing the fraudulent "contests"
Howard S Becker: A New Art Form: Hypertext Fiction
Talk:Ergodic literature
ebr12 --<eskelinen
ebr11 - Cybertext Killed the Hypertext Star Nick Montfort
Grand Text Auto » Clarifying Ergodic and Cybertext (Espen Aarseth)
Center for Computer Games Research

extranoematic - Wiktionary
EBR | Electronic Book Review
ALTX Online Network
Louis Armand: Strange Attractions: The Techno-Poetics of Hypertext
Michael Quinion: World Wide Words
Douglas Hofstadter - Person Paper on Purity in Language William Satire (alias Douglas R. Hofstadter)
Sentence Tree
Dactylic Hexameter Down in a | deep dark | hole sat an | old pig | munching a | bean stalk
Dactylic hexameter | Penny's poetry pages Wiki | Fandom - This is the | forest pri | meval. The | murmuring | pines and the | hemlocks
What Is Dactylic Hexameter? (with pictures)
Was Dactylic Hexameter Suitable for Ancient Greek? - Textkit Greek and Latin Forums
Dinner Bells and War Drums: Dactylic Hexameter in Old Comedy | Society for Classical Studies
DACTYLIC HEXAMETERS Synonyms: 4 Other Similar and Related Words in English - Pasttenses

SpecGram—Speculative Grammarian Online
Grammar Curmudgeon
SpecGram—Re-Rating the World’s Languages—Waxaklahun Ubah K’awil and José Felipe Hernandez y Fernandez
Learn English Grammar

find quotes: Database of Famous Quotes
Why Are We Here?
Quotations About Quotations
Quote Geek Quotations
World of Quotes
Quotes on Good and Evil
A is for AAC: A Discursive Glossary
Black Swan Glossary : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page
Taglines Galore
Wordcraft: a word a day | net's biggest collection of general eponyms
The Word Detective on the Web: Words and Language in a Humorous Vein on the Web Since 1995
Able2Know: Quotes
Aaron's Famous Quotes
Doug Turner's Quotation Server
Quotation Links
Conner's Unfamiliar Quotations: Quips, Quotations, and Quodlibets mostly not found in Bartlett's
Scientific Quotes from the Net
xs Quote DataBase
QDB: Quote Database Home
The Quotations Page: 20,000 quotations online from over 2,500 authors
Poet in the machine: the inexhaustible Paul Valery - Cahiers/Notebooks, by Paul Valery - Book Review
LitQuotes - Hundreds of Literary Quotes - Quotations from Literature
My favorite quotes (anti-Christian and anti-theological) (Twain, Einstein, Voltaire, Nietzsche ...)
Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar
Famous Quotes: Famous Philosophy Quotes
Famous forecasting quotes
Quotations of Theodore Roosevelt
Wisdom Quotes: quotations to inspire and challenge
Frosties: Collected and selected quotes from I. Frost
Inspirational and Motivational Quotes: Inspirational Quote of the Day

Paul Valery Archive

Behind the Name: Meaning of Names, Baby Name Meanings
Name Statistics: First, Last Names
The Baby Name Wizard: NameVoyager
The Utah Baby Namer
Where all boys end up nowadays - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
Quickbabynames - Pregnancy & Parenting links | Meaning of Names, Baby Names and their Origins
GENS-US Surname map
Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names since 1990
The Funny Names List
20000-NAMES.COM: 20,000+ Names from Around the World--baby names, pet, pets, sim, story character, meaning, origin, etymology, etymologies, meanings, origins

Omniglot: a guide to writing systems | Linear B
ScriptSource - Writing systems, computers and people
Applied McLuhanistics
The Decipherment of the Olmec Writing System - Abibitumi Kasa Afrikan Language and Liberation Institutes
Rachel Adelman: The Degeneration of Language and the Tower of Babel
Mots Pluriels Et Grands Themes De Notre Temps
Word=Thing in Hebrew
Glossary of Poetic Terms
Representative Poetry On-line: Version 3.0
HTI American Verse Project
Notes on T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men
poetry craft and theory: creation, analysis and improvement.
Emily Dickinson Writing a Poem
Emily Dickinson
PENNsound: William Carlos Williams (MP3audio downloads)
YouTube - Vladimir Nabokov discusses "Lolita" part 1 of 2
The Annotated Lolita: Revised and Updated by Vladimir Nabokov - Powell's Books
Vladimir Nabokov: Ada Online
YouTube - Arthur Rimbaud Documentary
Rimbaud . Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud
La Nouvelle Décadence:Mon frère, Arthur Rimbaud:Page1
Music at the Mission: Night Ferry - Robert Lowell, an American poet who, like Schubert, suffered from manic depression: "You were our Night Ferry / thudding in a big sea, / the whole craft ringing / with an armourer's music / the course set wilfully across / the ungovernable and dangerous

Linguistic Relativism and Korean
Review of Language, Thought and Consciousness: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology by Peter Carruthers
Linguist List 5.1401: Snow (Sapir-Worff)
The Language of Thought Hypothesis
The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: A Critique by Neil Parr-Davies
Languagehat | Sapir-Whorf
Zompist: If English was written like Chinese
Glossika: Chinese Dialects
Hiragana & Katakana
Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL)
The Language Museum: The samples of 2000 languages in the world
Language Miniatures: Mini-essays about human language
David Foster Wallace: Tense Present
David Foster Wallace's struggle to surpass Infinite Jest : The New Yorker David Foster Wallace’s struggle to surpass “Infinite Jest.”
The New Humanities Reader: Writing Resources
Reflection's Edge: Writing Resources
Excerpt from "The Principles of Newspeak" An appendix to 1984 by : George Orwell in 1948
Orwell: Politics and the English Language
Excerpt from "The Principles of Newspeak" An appendix to 1984 Written by : George Orwell in 1948
Newspeak Dictionary
George Orwell and the flattering moon landing 84. - Google Video
George Orwell: 12 Writing Tips
George Orwell Quotes
George Orwell: Raffles and Miss Blandish
Found Pages - Sidebar 1: Some Orchids
1984: The masterpiece that killed George Orwell | Books | The Observer
“Politics and the English Language,” By George Orwell
Politics and the English Language - Essay by George Orwell
George Orwell - Eric Arthur Blair -- Biography, Library, A life, Links, Info and copyrights, Site Map
James Merrill: Other Writings
Wordnet: a lexical database for the English Language
Michael Barlow: Corpus Linguistics
Understanding Semantics
Textism: Ontology Recapitulates Philosophy: Writing and Resources
The Semantic Basis of Understanding: which cognitive prerequisites are required to learn the meaning of spatial relational terms
Richard Kennaway: Some Internet resources relating to constructed languages
aUi: The Language of Space: proposal for an international auxiliary language: a philosophical a priori language
Swampgirl: Language & Mystical Evolution: We May Be Evolving Faster Than We Think
Meow Power!! - Revolution is the cat's meow!
Knowable and Unspeakable (hyperlanguage)
Stanford Natural Language Processing Group
Linguistics, Natural Language, and Computational Linguistics Meta-index
Linguist List 12.1111: Review of Ravin & Leacock, Polysemy
NGL: The semantic primes of Anna Wierzbica are concepts lexicalized in all languages examined
Study Questions for Wierzbicka, “Introduction,” pp. 1-41, Understanding Cultures Through Their Key Words
natural semantic metalanguage homepage Semantic Primes list
Calls: Natural Semantic Metalanguage, Wordnet
LingLinks: Definitions for Historical/Comparative Linguistics (Linguistics 450) communication services to librarians and library workers
Forthright's Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources | Compendium of Lost Words
Misdivided Words
The Lost Languages Discovered in One of the Worlds Oldest Continuously Run Libraries - Saint Catherine's Monastery in Egypt.

Rude Words
Roger's Profanisaurus
Smoking Gun: The word Fuck
Expletive deleted: Fuck
Sware in 109 Language
Fuck this Article: The Yugoslav lexicon of swear words
The Bawdy Maifesto
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Jeremy Smith: The American·British British·American Dictionary For English Speaking People
England and the USA: Separated by a Common Language
The Modern English Alphabet’s Evolution from Egyptian Hieroglyphs *
Katherine Morton: Models of emotive spoken language

A Guide to the Use of Logic In Argumentative Writing
Anthony Weston: A Rulebook for Arguments
The Logical Fallacies Index
Ch 6 Summary: The Great Crow Fallacy
Robert H. Thouless: "Straight and crooked thinking" Thirty-eight dishonest tricks
Thinking Critically: Tricks of Persausion: Manipulation of Language
Dan Kurland's -- Strategies for Critical Reading and Writing
Mark Israel: "beg the question" (petitio principii)
Begging the Questions
Dinosaur Comics - Begging the Question
Arthur Schopenhauer: The Art of Controversy
Die Kunst, Recht zu behalten / Fragment der Einleitung
Conversational Cheap Shots
Logical Fallacies and the Art of Debate
Argument mapping is producing "boxes and arrows" diagrams of reasoning, especially complex arguments and debates
Attitudes, Persuasion and Influence Page
Web Links on Attitudes and Actions
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
Fallacy Files
Index of Fallacies
Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit"
List of Logical Fallacies (scroll down)
Conversational Terrorism: How NOT to Talk!
A Rulebook for Arguments- Contents
Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies - by Stephen Downes
A List Of Fallacious Arguments
Metablog » Why and how to debate charitably
Ad Hominem Fallacy Fallacy

Gadling teaches you to read the Cyrillic alphabet in 5 minutes
The Russian Alphabet (tutor)
Lorem Ipsum: text generator : generate dummy text for print or web layouts
Ecotone: Writing About Place Wiki
Wikipedia: History of linguistics
Wikipedia: Adamic language
Talk:Adamic language/archive1 - Wikipedia - I am afraid we do not consider God a reliable source on Wikipedia ... And he never cites his sources. All original research
Ronald P. Millett: In Search of the Adamic Language
Online Etymology Dictionary Discussion Forums | General Discussion
Etymologic Word Game
An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language - 1893 (Google Books)
vitalog: What is in your name?
Drew's Script-O-Rama
Andreas Blank: Words and Concepts in Time: towards Diachronic Cognitive Onomasiology
Onomasiology Online (OnOn)
Phrase and word origins
Alexandre Kimenyi: Iconicity of Ideophones in Kinyarwanda: Form, Function, Content and Context
speech accent archive
Newswriting: The 100 Worst "Groaners"
Anthony Judge: What we need to understand may only be expressible in a language that we do not know
Urban Slang Dictionary
Commonly-Used American Slang
American English As It's Spoken: Contractions and shortcuts used in daily speech
101 years in 101 words
The Infinite Teen Slang Dictionary
SLANG in the Great Depression
Prison Slang 101 | Felonious Ramblings
The History of Some of Today's Most Common Phrases - Associated Content
Sierra Hotel: Aviation slang - a search engine for language
The English-to-American Dictionary
BBC - h2g2 - The Origins and Common Usage of British Swear-words
How to sell wolf tickets. | MetaFilter (prison slang)
A Flapper's Dictionary (1922)
bookflaps: A Flappers' Dictionary
TNR Online | What the F***? Why we curse by Steven Pinker
Swearsaurus Swear Words: Swearing, Cursing, Cussing and Insulting!
How to Swear in any language
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose - Project Gutenberg
History of The Finger
Reluctant Nomad: Insults - they just don't make them as they used to
How the Internet is saving the interjection. - By Ben Yagoda - Slate Magazine (awww-uh, meh)
Maledicta Press
insults, insulting quotations & insulting quotes -
The Insults of Oscar Wilde
shakespeare insults, quotes and acidic quotations
The Euphemism Generator
The Euphemismator | Generate euphemisms to impress friends and family
Euphemism Generator
The Obama-Matic (TM) Content-Free Euphemism Generator - Fred Schwarz - The Tank on National Review Online
Wondermark | Fiction Generator
The Surrealist Compliment Generator
Cliche Finder
Cliché Finder: over 3,300 clichés indexed
Dangerous words: internet cliches
Alphabetical List - All - The Unword Dictionary
The Myles na Gopaleen Catechism of Cliché - What Is a Cliché? - Flann O'Brien and Brian O'Nolan - Rhetoric and Style - "A unique compendium of all that is nauseating in contemporary writing"
Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes
Canting Dictionary
The Vulgar Tongue (Grose et al. 1811)
a2z WordFinder: Word Pattern Matching For Scrabble, Literati, Anagrams, Word Puzzles and Teaching Lessons
Linguistics Challenge Puzzles
TERMIUM Plus® - Search = Canada: terminolgy and linguistic data bank
Glossary of Toponymic Terminology
Doctors' Slang, Medical Slang and Medical Acronyms, Veterinary Slang, Veterinary Acronyms
Murphy Laws Site - The origin and laws of Murphy in one place.
Names, Territories, Maps, Things
K5: The Multiple Heteronyms of One Poet: Fernando Pessoa
Word Scrambler Thing for first-last letter word recognition
Racial Slur Database
Language Removal Services
Anguish Languish by Howard L. Chace
A translation of Genesis into the Anguish languish
Quicksilver Metaweb: Neal Stephenson's novel Quicksilver
Slashdot: Neal Stephenson Responds With Wit and Humor
Neal Stephenson’s Past, Present, and Future
A Modern Thinker: The Problems of Language
Carl Tashian: Lost in Translation: multibable translator
Complete Translation Services - The History of Translation
Translation in Practice: A Symposium
rec.arts.books Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Sci.lang FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Final Answers: 2000-2003 Gerard P. Michon, Ph.D. - Numericana - Scientific Symbols and Icons The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list
Jack Winter, the New Yorker, July 25, 1994: Smackerels: How I Met My Wife
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank, 100 Top US Speeches
21 Rhetorical Devices Explained
The Forest of Rhetoric | Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric
Rhetoric for Engineers: Introduction
PeithÔ'S Web: Classic Rhetoric and Persuasion
A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Kentucky Classics: A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples
Parable to Proverb

English Proverbs | The Phrasefinder - and meanings
Mnemonics by Category
Al-Ahram: Umberto Eco: Vegetal and mineral memory: The future of books
The Nonverbal Dictionary of Gestures, Signs & Body Language Cues
Nature: Language tree rooted in Turkey
Linguistics Meets Linux: Morphix-NLP
Oxymoran List
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: online quizes
Dr. Grammar - Your Rx for Writing Ills
J Knight: Everything Old Is New Again: the Digital Epistolary Novel
Autological Words
An Early Christian Cryptogram? SATOR - ROTAS

On self-reference and self-description
This is Not the Title of This Essay: A Playful Look at Attempts to Solve the Problems of Paradox and Self-Reference
This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself
Self-Reference in ``Self-Reference in `Self-Reference in . . .' ''
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The Plagiarism Checker
Tutorial Home Page: How to Recognize Plagiarism, School of Education, Indiana University at Bloomington
IU: Plagiarism Test: How to Recognize Plagiarism | Examples: Word for Word Plagiarism
Turabian Examples: Library Resources and Methods of Research: Online Study Guide
ALA | ALA Library Fact Sheet 22 - The Nation's Largest Libraries: A Listing By Volume Held
The Library in the New Age - The New York Review of Books
American Dialect Society: 2003 Words of the Year
The Five Minute Linguist: talking about talk
How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk - Interactive Graphic -
American English Dialects
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)
IDEA - The International Dialects Of English Archive
Contrastive reduplication: the Salad-Salad paper and the ooglie-booglies of English - Gossypiboma
American Dialect Survey
Dialect Survey Results
Speech Accent Archive
Sound Comparisons Homepage
Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet | Science | The Guardian (comments tend to illustrate the point)
Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers
? KU Theatre - Students perform Shakespeare in original pronunciation - YouTube
ELI5: How did the "American" accent develop after the British colonized in the 1600's? : explainlikeimfive
Phonological history of English

The Dialectizer
Blogthings - What Kind of American English Do You Speak?
Learn Writing with Uncle Jim
Panini's Grammar and Computer Science
BookFinder: Open Marketplace for Books Online
101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers

Science Fiction Citations for the OED
"Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy" by Jeffrey A. Carver
Ansible - David Langford's infamous British SF/fan newsletter, published since 1979
A Heinlein Concordance
Letters of Note: These bastards let your brother die
Sci-Fi Lists - Top Science Fiction
Sci-Fi Lists - Top 100 Sci-Fi Books
Free good science fiction | MetaFilter
Database of free speculative fiction online | MetaFilter
Free Speculative Fiction Online: Connie Willis
Dark Roasted Blend: The Ultimate Guide to Modern Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Totality Online - Search the complete works of Jack Vance
Anarchism and science fiction
My Sci-Fi Series Book List - Help me to add what I am missing : books
024_LG.jpg (scimap: history of science fiction)

Why I Think RaceFail Was The Bestest Thing Evar for SFF | Epiphany 2.0
Race Fail 2009 - Fan History Wiki
The Code: A qucik summary of RaceFail '09
Lorem Ipsum: Useful summary of RaceFail '09
FreezePage - Teresa Nielsen Hayden 1
RaceFail 09 - FSFwiki
In Which James Tiptree Jr. Is His Own Auxiliary Corps - Home - This Recording
Stephen R. Donaldson - Official Website - the Gradual Interview

Critical Theory Trading Cards
The Cyberspace and Critical Theory Overview
Helpful Links about Theory
B. Janz: Critical Theory Resources
Glossary of Literary Theory
The Bellydancing Librarian
At the end of the day... we're fed up with clichés: 2004 Awards
How all human communication fails, except by accident, or a commentary of Wiio's laws
Hentai dictionary: Japanese perversions, fetishes and AV slang
Japanese for the Western Brain
Teemings: Extras
base26: (1650) four-letter words have a special status in the english language and culture (3-D visualization)
A Simple Book Repair Manual
Etherington & Roberts. Dictionary--Electronic edition -- Bookbinding and the Conservation of books -- A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology
Futurese (JBR Precoglang)
The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect: Contents Self-Publishing
The Linguistic Fun Page | Color-related Idioms
Latin Color Bibliography
Vernor Vinge: Synthetic Serendipity
True Names - the novel by Vernor Vinge
Beettam and Geigen-Miller's Ten Laws of Bad Science Fiction
How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later
Thieve's Cant
Study of obscure Amazon tribe sheds new light on how language affects perception
Can a concept exist without words to describe it?
Blissymbolics Communication Internation
Native Languages of the Americas: Preserving and promoting American Indian languages
Guardian: the final irony (irony post-9/11)
American Poems
Rob's Amazing Poem Generator
U B U W E B :: Dial-A-Poem Poets
Logophilia Weekly: Words & Stuff by Jed Hartman
Classic Poetry Aloud
British Women Romantic Poets, 1789 - 1832
Anne Sexton (1928 - 1974)
CirCyril Connolly chose 100 key books from England, France and America first published between 1880 and 1950 to represent 'The Modern Movement'
Don Juan or Europe Unmasked
Litgothic: Gothic and Supernaturalist Literature before 1950
Fantastic Metropolis
FM: Literature Is Entertainment or It Is Nothing (1 of 11) An Interview with Thomas Ligotti
Fresh Yarn: online salon for the personal essay
Hamlet in Powerpoint
José Ángel García Landa: Hypercritica: Hypertextual History of Literary Theory and Criticism
Medieval criticism
Twenty-first Century Typist :: Transcription Solutions
From Revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: The Humor of Edgar Allan Poe: Index
The Poe Decoder - I Have Found It!
The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection
The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
Beyond Good and Evil By Friedrich Nietzsche
E2: Books that will induce a mindfuck
Book Reviews from
The Valve - A Literary Organ | Archives | Graphs, Maps, Trees Event (quantatative literary theory)
strange attractor journal
The Thurber House | James Thurber
What do we mean when we say 'Kafkaesque'? - Haaretz - Israel News
The diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923
Kafka's Remarkable Letter to His Abusive and Narcissistic Father - Maria Popova
Power Moby-Dick, the Online Annotation
Northrop Frye's Bible
A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature
Presidential Lectures: Harold Bloom: Interviews
Harold Bloom's Theocratic Canon
Harold Bloom's Aristocratic Canon
From The Anxiety to The Anatomy of Influence: A Conversation with Harold Bloom - YouTube
Harold Bloom Creates a Massive List of Works in The "Western Canon": Read Many of the Books Free Online - Open Culture
Harold Bloom on the Ghastly Decline of the Humanities (and on Obama's Poetry) - Open Culture
Roses Are Red: Obama, Poet : The New Yorker
Bestsellers: Syllabus
The Annotated Pratchett File v9.0 - Index
Communicating -
Virtual books: images only - Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground: Introduction
The Kelly Writers House Fellows
Rexroth Essays

Milorad Pavic: The Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel *
steph's dictionary of the khazars map
Notes on Reading Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic Dictionary of the Khazars (M) (Vintage International): Books: Milorad Pavic (see reviews)
Dictionary of the Khazars by Pavich
Scholar claims to find medieval Jewish capital | Jewish Features | Jerusalem Post
Jewish Warriors
SPME: Steven Plaut: The Khazar Myth and the New Anti-Semitism
The Thirteenth Tribe: Information from
Israel deliberately forgets its history , by Schlomo Sand
Inventing an invention - Haaretz - Israel News
The Chinese Jews published in 1907 by Oliver Bainbridge
Kitab al Khazari - Wikisource

This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself
The Irish People - Learn Irish in The Summerlands - online lessons
Willian Fertman: Recent Work
Inhaltsverzeichnis Nr. 11: Nation, Language and Literature / Nation, langue, littérature (postmodernism, African language, literature
TRANS Nr. 11: John C. OGWANA (Yaounde): Swahili Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Arabic influences, Barack, Baruch)
Achebe: An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
Frankfurt School: On the Concept of History by Walter Benjamin
The Arcades Project Project or The Rhetoric of Hypertext by Heather Marcelle Crickenberger (& Walter Benjamin)

Business Writing Courses Online or Onsite | Instructional Solutions | Change the way your team writes. Business writing courses that work.

The Amazing Dostoevsky Machine
Mapping St. Petersburg: Crime and Punishment
MJP Journals (early 20th Century British Modernist Journals -- Vorticists: Blast)
The Atlantic Online | Index of Literary Interviews
A Reader's Manifesto - The Atlantic (July/August 2001)

List of banned books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forbidden Books: Books banned by Idiots
Banned Books and Censorship
specialcollections/Heresy and Error/Heresy.Intro.htm The Ecclesiastical Censorship of Books, 1400–1800
"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury: Addendum for Book Burners
Censorship and Fahrenheit 451
It's not about censorship, moron. | MetaFilter (heh)
LA Weekly - News - Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted - Amy E. Boyle Johnston
Archive of Banned Ads
Semiotics and Media