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Language and Culture
From Oxford University Press, this site includes a compact version of the Oxford English Dictionary, quotations, commonly misspelled words, word games, etc.
Casa de Joanna
Language learning resources for students and teachers of French and Spanish.
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
One of the U.S. Department of Education's National Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively.
Center for Applied Linguistics
Do You Speak American?
Accompanies an NPR program on American English.
Resources that describe more than 6,700 living languages.
Evolution of Alphabets
Foreign Languages and Culture
Links to sites (in French) in such areas as French history, current events, media, language and literature, libraries, e-texts, publishing, tourism and government.
German Studies Web
Extensive collection of German resources for students at all levels; created by the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Provides samples of 2,000 different languages, including a graphic sample, English translation, countries and populations of speakers, and a linguistic classification.
Institute for endangered languages.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Teaching & Learning (MERLOT) Type your language in the search box in the right top corner. (Example: You are in Spanish; type Spanish language.) You will find drills, tutorials, texts and multimedia modules in the language that you are studying.
National Book Foundation
Online Etymology Dictionary
Outstanding Books for the College-Bound and Lifelong Learner
Created by the American Library Association.
Includes recommended booklists in genre fiction, a discussion area, and "hot lists" of forthcoming fiction releases.
Portals to the World -- from the Library of Congress -- links to information about world nations and areas.
Yahoo! Linguistics and Human Languages: Languages
Yappr.com -- videos, games and worldwide chat in several languages