The Arte of English
Australian Voices ProjectMacquarie University
eLinguistics.net – has an interesting interactive model of the Indo-European languages.
English Timeline by the British Library
Global English: The European Lessons – the EFL Debate on The Guardian website: A debate about the role of English. See in particular, “Bringing Europe’s lingua franca into the classroom,” by Dr Jennifer Jenkins, co-ordinator of Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics in the English Language Centre, King’s College London.
Google Books: Ngram Viewer In the fields of computational linguistics and probability, an n-gram is a contiguous sequence of n items from a given sample of text or speech. The items can be phonemes, syllables, letters, words or base pairs according to the application. The n-grams typically are collected from a text or speech corpus.
The Great Vowel Shift – an interactive. (Furman University)
Hall Speakers and Transcripts University of South Carolian – Appalachian English recordings and transcripts.
Iowa Flash Project Site (University of Iowa)
Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research at Western Michigan University “fosters teaching and research in the history and culture of Anglo-Saxon England and in the broader field of manuscript studies.”
Speech Accent Archive “The speech accent archive uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers” (George Mason University).