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Competencies and Resources for Language Use

American Heritage Dictionary

This online version of the American Heritage Dictionary is available through Bartelby.com, a feature of Houghton Mifflin. A special aspect of the dictionary is that its pronunciations reflect actual usage.

International Phonetic Association

The IPA is an organization that offers resources on phonetics. You can use their home page to find resources about phonetics and the IPA alphabet that is used to transcribe human languages. check out the full chart of sound symbols used for various languages.

Telsur Project - Atlast of North American English

This page reports research done at the University of Pennsylvania about dialects of American English.

Lycos Dictionaries

Consult this list of dictionaries and glossaries that can be accessed from the Lycos Reference Room.

On-line Dictionaries at Bucknell

This site is equipped with a search engine and the user can choose from a number of languages for the dictionary.

OneLook Dictionaries

This dictionary includes categories in computers, technology, business, science, medicine, religion, sports and just about anything else.

WWWebster Dictionary

This is the online version of the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Use it to look up phrases or words.

Roget's II Thesaurus

This is a classic work for finding the right expression.

American Communication Association - Resources for Language and Linguistics

Research resources can be found here for studying a number of languages.

Dialects in Education

This is a list of resources compiled by Douglas A. Demo from the Center for Applied Linguistics about dialects in education.


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