General language and linguistics
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The Virtual Linguistics Campus - the world's largest e-learning platform for linguistics.

The LINGUIST List – the world's largest online linguistics resource (so they say).

The Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies 

Linguistics Association of Great Britain 

World Wide Words – the derivation and history of hundreds of English words and phrases, including very recent terms.

Linguistic Society of America 

Systemic Functional Linguistics – a site by the computational linguist Michael O’Donnell. – a fascinating site from Oxford Dictionaries. 

A Dictionary of Slang – slang and colloquialisms used in the UK.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) – search the greatest English dictionary of them all. To do this, you'll need to be a member of your local library (Sunderland University does not subscribe). You can log on using the serial number on your library card. If you belong to Sunderland libraries, click here. If you belong to Newcastle libraries click here. (If you're a member of any other library, you'll need to visit their website.)

Examining the OED – a project based at Oxford University which sets out to investigate the principles and practice behind the Oxford English Dictionary, an extraordinary achievement of scholarship and labour and the greatest dictionary of English ever compiled.

Teaching English is the British Council's teaching site. This is not just about TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). There are many areas of this site worth exploring.

Linguistik Online – an electronic journal covering a broad range of topics.

The full text of hundreds of linguistics books are available from Ebrary (for a one-off $5 sign-up fee).

David Crystal's website has downloadable articles on a variety of topics.

Lingua Franca is the website of a radio programme broadcast by ABC (the Australian equivalent of the BBC) looking at all aspects of language.

The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) site.

Languages of the World website.

The web version of Christopher Butler's Statistics in Linguistics.

The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) collects, document, preserves and promotes the use of digital resources to support research and teaching within the disciplines of literature, languages, and linguistics.

Linguistics 001 is the website of the Introduction to Linguistics course at the University of Pennsylvania.

Language, Society and Culture (LSC) is a refereed international internet journal publishing articles dealing with theoretical as well as practical issues focusing on the link between language, society and culture.

The International Journal of English Studies (IJES), published by the University of Murcia (Spain) seeks to reflect developments in the general field of English studies. Articles are downloadable.

Language Log is a Weblog run by University of Pennsylvania phonetician Mark Liberman, with multiple guest linguists.

Heidi Harley is a linguistics professor at the University of Arizona and this is her blog.

And here's David Crystal's blog.

The Linguistics Research Digest aims to provide up-to-date reports on the latest research papers on language issues in a jargon-free way. It's run by academics at the universities of London and Lancaster., in the words of its creator, Dave Wilton is 'devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins.'