English language
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. It is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states and the most commonly sp...
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Teaching English with new gender pronouns
Teaching English with new gender pronouns is a little more complicated. What's your preferred pronoun? Let us know in the comments!
Top Ten Internet Languages - World Internet Statistics
The top ten language groups of Internet users are currently English, Chinese Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, German, French, and Malay.
7 Lost American Slang Words
Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much. In American English, some slang words come and go. And some stay and stay. Or as Walt Whitman poetically observed in his 1885 defen...
English-speaking world
Approximately 430 million people speak English as their first language.More than half of these (255 million) live in the United States, followed by some 60 million in the United Kingdom (England ...
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Anglosphere
Anglosphere refers to a set of English-speaking nations with a similar cultural heritage, based upon populations originating from the nations of the British Isles (England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland...
Anglosphere - Wikipedia
History of the English language
English is a West Germanic language that originated from the Anglo-Frisian dialects and was brought to Britain by Germanic invaders or settlers from what is now called north west Germany and the Nethe...
List of countries by English-speaking population
The following is a list of English-speaking population by country, including information on both native speakers and second-language speakers.
List of countries by English-speaking population - Wikipedia
English in computing
The English language is sometimes described as the lingua franca of computing. In comparison to other sciences, where Latin and Greek are the principal sources of vocabulary, Computer science borrows ...
International English
International English is the concept of the English language as a global means of communication in numerous dialects, and also the movement towards an international standard for the language. It is al...
World language
A world language is a language spoken internationally and which is learned by many people as a second language. A world language is characterized not only by the total number of speakers (native and s...
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English as a foreign or second language
English as a second language (ESL) is the use or study of English by speakers with different native languages.English is a language which has great reach and influence; it is taught all over the world...
List of dialects of the English language
This is a list of dialects of the English language. Dialects are linguistic varieties which differ in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar from each other and from Standard English (which is itself a...
English phonology
Like many languages, English has wide variation in pronunciation, both historically and from dialect to dialect. In general, however, the regional dialects of English share a largely similar (though n...
IPA chart for English dialects
This concise chart shows the most common applications of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to represent English language pronunciations.See Pronunciation respelling for English for phonetic tr...
English grammar
English grammar is the structure of expressions in the English language. This includes the structure of words, phrases, clauses and sentences.There are historical, social, cultural and regional variat...
Sociolinguistics
Sociolinguistics is the descriptive study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and the effects of language...
Lists of English loanwords by country or language of origin
These are lists of words in the English language which are known as "loanwords" or "borrowings," which are derived from other languages.For purely native (Anglo-Saxon-derived) words, see List of Engli...
Lists of English loanwords by country or language of origin - Wikipedia
List of English words of French origin
A great number of words of French origin have entered the English language to the extent that many Latin words have come to the English language. According to different sources, 45% of all English wo...
List of English words of Old Norse origin
Words of Old Norse origin have entered the English language, primarily from the colonisation of eastern and northern England between 865 and 954 CE (see e.g. Danelaw). Old Norse (abbreviated in dictio...
List of English words of Dutch origin
This is an incomplete list of Dutch expressions used in English; some are relatively common (e.g. cookie), some are comparatively rare. In a survey by Joseph M. Williams in Origins of the English Lang...
English alphabet
The modern English alphabet is a Latin alphabet consisting of 26 letters (each having an uppercase and a lowercase form) – the same letters that are found in the ISO basic Latin alphabet:The exact sha...
English orthography
English orthography is the orthography used in writing the English language, including English spelling, hyphenation, capitalization, word breaks, emphasis, and punctuation. Like the orthographic syst...
Hard and soft C
In the Latin-based orthographies of many European languages (including English), a distinction between hard and soft ⟨c⟩ occurs in which ⟨c⟩ represents two distinct phoneme...
Hard and soft G
In the Latin-based orthographies of many European languages (including English), a distinction between hard and soft ⟨g⟩ occurs in which ⟨g⟩ represents two distinct phoneme...
English words with diacritics
Some English language terms have letters with diacritical marks. Most of the words are loanwords from French, with others coming from Spanish, German, or other languages. Some are however originally E...
Formal written English
Standard written English refers to the preferred form of English as it is written according to prescriptive authorities associated with publishing houses and schools. As there is no regulatory body f...
American and British English differences
This is one of a series of articles about the differences between British English and American English, which, for the purposes of these articles, are defined as follows:Written forms of British and A...