Languages of Swaziland
The landlocked southern African country of Swaziland is home to several languages. These include Afrikaans, English, Swazi, Tsonga and Zulu.
Swazi (Swati or siSwati), a Southern Bantu language, i...
Teaching English with new gender pronouns
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Politics and the English Language
"Politics and the English Language" (1946) is an essay by George Orwell that criticises the "ugly and inaccurate" written English of his time and examines the connection between political orthodoxies ...
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...
U and non-U English
U and non-U English usage, with "U" standing for "upper class", and "non-U" representing the aspiring middle classes, was part of the terminology of popular discourse of social dialects (sociolects) i...
Nguni languages
The Nguni languages are a group of Bantu languages spoken in southern Africa by the Nguni people. Nguni languages include Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Hlubi, Phuthi and Ndebele (both Southern Transvaal Ndebele...
Linking and intrusive R
Linking R and intrusive R are sandhi or linking phenomena involving the appearance of the rhotic consonant (which normally corresponds to the letter ⟨r⟩) between two consecutive morpheme...
Burmese English
Burmese English is the register of the English language used in Burma (Myanmar), spoken as a second language by an estimated 2.4 million people, about 5% of the population (1997).
The British Empi...
Superior Person's Book of Words
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Legal writing
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Legal writing - Wikipedia
Siamese twins (linguistics)
Siamese twins (also irreversible binomials, binomials, binomial pairs, freezes) in the context of the English language is a pair or grouping of words used together as an idiomatic expression or colloc...
English spelling
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...
Foreign language influences in English
While many words enter English as slang, not all do. Some words are adopted from other languages; some are mixtures of existing words (portmanteau words), and some are new creations made of roots from...
The Well-Spoken Thesaurus
The Well-Spoken Thesaurus by Tom Heehler (Sourcebooks 2011), is an American style guide and speaking aid. The Chicago Tribune calls The Well-Spoken Thesaurus "a celebration of the spoken word". The bo...
The Well-Spoken Thesaurus - Wikipedia
English Dialect Dictionary
English Dialect Dictionary (EDD) is a dictionary of English dialects, compiled by Joseph Wright (1855–1930).The English Dialect Dictionary, being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in ...
Legal English
Legal English (Legalese) is the style of English used by lawyers and other legal professionals in the course of their work. It has particular relevance when applied to legal writing and the drafting o...
Englog
Taglish, or Englog, is code-switching between English and Tagalog, the common languages of the Philippines, that developed in Manila. There are attempts to differentiate the usage of the words "Tagli...
English exonyms
An English exonym is a name in the English language for a place (a toponym), or occasionally other terms, which does not follow the local usage (the endonym). Exonyms and endonyms are features of all ...
Porglish
Porglish or Portuglish (referred to in Portuguese as portinglês – [pɔʁtʃĩˈɡles], [puɾtĩˈɡleʃ] – or portunglês – [poʁtũˈɡles], [puɾtũˈɡleʃ]) refers to various types of language contact between Portugue...
Xhosa language
The Xhosa language (/ˈkɔːsə/ or /ˈkoʊsə/; isiXhosa [isikǁʰɔ́ːsa]) is one of the official languages of South Africa. Xhosa is spoken by approximately 7.6 million people, or about 18% of the South Afri...
Xhosa language - Wikipedia
Liberian English
Liberian English is a term used to refer to the varieties of English spoken in the African country of Liberia. There are four such varieties:Normally, Liberians do not use these terms and instead refe...
Swazi language
The Swazi or Swati language (Swazi: siSwati [siswatʼi]) is a Bantu language of the Nguni group spoken in Swaziland and South Africa by the Swazi people. The number of speakers is estimated to be in th...
Anglicisation of names
The anglicisation of personal names is the change of non-English-language personal names to spellings nearer English sounds, or substitution of equivalent or similar English personal names in the plac...
Hlubi language
Hlubi is a minor Bantu language of South Africa, traditionally considered a dialect of Swazi. It is spoken in South Africa, near where the Xhosa, Sotho, and Phuthi languages meet at the Orange River a...
Northern Ndebele language
The Northern Ndebele language, isiNdebele, Sindebele, or Ndebele is an African language belonging to the Nguni group of Bantu languages, and spoken by the Ndebele or Matabele people of Zimbabwe.isiNd...
Northern Ndebele language - Wikipedia
Malaysian English
Malaysian English (MyE), formally known as Malaysian Standard English (MySE), is a form of English used and spoken in Malaysia. It is distinct from Malaysian Colloquial English, known as Manglish. Acc...
English studies
English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, Canada, Aus...
Plain language
Plain language is clear, succinct writing designed to ensure the reader understands as quickly and completely as possible. Plain language strives to be easy to read, understand, and use. It avoids ver...