Present-Day English


Classic Reader
http://www.classicreader.com
Online texts of Present-Day English classic literature, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, H. D. Thoreau, and T. S. Eliot.

American Dialect Society
http://www.americandialect.org
Information concerning the American Dialect Society and many links to pages discussing dialects and Present-Day English in general.

American vs. British English
http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US1/REF/usgbintr.html
From the University of Tampere, a thorough and straightforward discussion of British and American English, the differences between the two, and possible influences on linguistic changes.

The American-British British-American Dictionary
http://www.peak.org/~jeremy/dictionary/dict.html
This site allows one to look up either British or American vocabulary and learn the definition of the word or phrase in the other country. Has a helpful pronunciation section to explain the different sounds of British and American English. Also has information about British and American holidays, currency, and more.

Your Dictionary
http://www.yourdictionary.com
Links to many types of online dictionaries, including homophone, synonym, lexicographical, and etymological dictionaries and thesauri.

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