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
Teaching English with new gender pronouns is a little more complicated. What's your preferred pronoun? Let us know in the comments!
List of countries where English is an official language
The following is a list of territories where English is an official language, that is, a language used in citizen interactions with government officials. In 2015, there were 67 sovereign states and 27...
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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...
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...
Superior Person's Book of Words
The Superior Person's Book of Words is a 1979 non-fiction book by Australian lexicographer Peter Bowler. It was first published in Australia as The Superior Person's Little Book of Words and has been ...
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...
Gibberish
Gibberish and gobbledygook refer to speech or other use of language that is nonsense, or that appears to be nonsense. It may include speech sounds that are not actual words, or forms such as language ...
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 ...
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...
Canadian English
Canadian English (CanE, CE, en-CA) is the variety of English spoken in Canada. English is the first language, or "mother tongue", of approximately 24 million Canadians (77%), and more than 28 million ...
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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...
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...
Singapore English
Singapore English refers to varieties of the English language spoken in Singapore, of which there are two main forms – Standard Singapore English (SSE) and Singapore Colloquial English (better known...
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...
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...
Anglicisation
Anglicisation or anglicization, also Englishing, is the process of converting anything to more "English" norms.
Social and economic anglicisation was an important objective of the English crown in...
Phuthi language
Phuthi (Síphùthì) is a Nguni Bantu language spoken in southern Lesotho and areas in South Africa adjacent to the same border. The closest substantial living relative of Phuthi is Swati (or Siswati), s...
LexSite
LexSite is a web-based free content linguistic resource for the English-Russian language pair. The resource includes a lexical database with a relevance-based search allowing users to search using str...
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 ...
Anglicism
An Anglicism may refer to
Note: Chinglish refers to poor or broken English used by native Chinese speakers, while Anglicisms in Chinese refers to appropriation of English terms, expressions, or co...
Latin influence in English
English is a Germanic language, having a grammar and core vocabulary inherited from Proto-Germanic. However, a significant portion of the English vocabulary comes from Romance and Latinate sources. Es...
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