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English Language History & Dialects

English Language History & Dialects

History

This site includes a list of resources compiled by the University of Toronto
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~cpercy/hell/

The Wikipedia entry on History of the English Language:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_English_words


Meaning and origins of phrases and sayings
http://www.phrases.org.uk/

Dialects

This site details phonemic variations in British and American English
(one page)
http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/dialectsofenglish.html

If you find other sites, just comment or email me and I'll update this post.

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