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Where does it say that resources are off-topic on main?

It's been assumed that questions about resources are off-topic because they aren't questions about the language per se. Here's an example: Main - I'm looking for a tool for comparing the meaning ...
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Historical explanation of relationship between graphemes and phonemes

I'm looking for a more historical perspective on how we ended up with the orthography we have today and why it differs from pronunciation. E.g., the letter "t" does the sound originally symbolized by ...
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dictionary of collocations [duplicate]

I need a good dictionary of collocations. On Amazon I found these two: MacMillan Collocations Dictionary Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English Which is better? Do you know any ...
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As a native English speaker, what source should I use to teach non-native speakers writing?

They ask me about the grammar and I don't know how to explain. So I need a book to teach me how to teach them how to write and why I make the changes I tell them to make.
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Where are lists of hyponyms and their superordinates?

I've been working on natural language processing/understanding for a great many years and sometimes get hung up on trying to figure what superordinate a word belongs to, such as a hammer being a type ...
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Verbs most commonly used with particular words

Can anyone advise on resource that would list verbs most commonly associated with particular words/nouns? I found a website for descriptive words, but haven’t been successful with verbs.
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Where can I find an English dictionary that I can search by number of syllables, transitive/intransitive, and other grammatical markers?

I need to find lists of English words that meet certain criteria, such as having a certain number of syllables, or being intransitive verbs. Is there an online English dictionary that will allow me to ...
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Are there any dictionaries for AAE?

Are there any dictionaries for African-American English with definitions and pronunciation? I couldn't seem to find any on the internet.
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Best online slang dictionary for old slang

I'm looking for slang words that would have been in use around 1910 in New York. Anyone know of an online resource that might work?
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Resource request on use of comma

May I request (I think I may?) an exhaustive resource on the use of commas in the English language, for someone whose first language is English. A book resource would be fine, especially if it covers ...
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List of nouns by category

I would like to find a dictionary book which classifies nouns by category: animals, food, part of body, location, etc. I found lists on Internet, but they are too small and the number of categories ...
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Book to learn Old English

Is there a grammar book similar to Wheelock's Latin, but for Old English? And also, is there an equivalent of Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata?
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Dictionary that provides all correct usages of words

I have been reading "Dictionary of American idioms" and I was impressed by the way phrasal verbs are explained. For example, the phrasal verbs associated with the word abide are defined in the ...
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Where can I find a list of English words sorted by popularity, together with their pronunciations?

I'd like to have a list of English words sorted by popularity together with their pronunciations. I need it to learn the words I can't pronounce in popularity order. Is there anything like that I can ...
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How to find uncommon synonyms

I am currently writing a FanFiction. However, given that it has long chapters, repitition of certain words makes certain parts tedious to read. I recently saw xkcd's Simple Writer, which helps us to ...
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Good resources for collocations [duplicate]

Can you please point me to a good online resource for verb collocations, for American English? Preferably, something with a lot of examples.
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Comparison/contrast dictionaries of synonyms

Is there any dictionary or similar for comparing and contrasting related/synonym words, such as for ex. "swing" vs "sway", or "ask" vs "inquire"?
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What sort of resource request questions do we accept on meta?

We often migrate resource request questions to meta, and there's no denying that some resources are very useful to the users of this community. Here's my attempt at broadly categorising these ...
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Advice for a book for English Syntax

I want a book for English Syntax, I want you to know that I am an elementary student of English Language and I have finished the book "Essential Grammar in Use (A self study reference and practice ...
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What is the point of migrating all resource requests to Meta?

There are a couple of resource requests that were recently migrated to ELU Meta (e.g Is there an online speech comparison programme, What are some good and authoritative reference/data source for ...
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Resources to help with answers to regional difference type questions

Here are three recent question examples, including one asked by me: What do you call the space where you park a car? Parking spot, space, bay or what? This baby-walking device is called a ([prefix]-)[...
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Corpus of example sentences with context clues for dictionary words [duplicate]

As I have found on my simple research, context clues are useful to learn meaning of dictionary words. For academic purpose, I need corpora of example sentences for dictionary words that contain such ...
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Where can I ask for free proofreading?

I know that proofreading is prohibited in this site. However, I'd like to ask if there are free online websites to do that. I remember once there was a website where I can help people in Spanish/...
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Looking For an Excellent Resource for People Learning Linguistics

Was wondering if anyone knows of a solid resource (site) on the web or even an app in the play store that would be a good place to go to supplement my learning in school...i.e. someplace that has a ...
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Is there an online example sentence database or search engine to translate LIST of words?

I need to find sentence examples for list of words that includes in about 1500 words.So it is not easy to use online services that find examples only for one word(like Google translate or some other ...
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Online resource which tracks new words that are evolved or discussed

My primary question is if there is any resource which keeps a track of words that evolve. Also before the word gets into any publication's dictionary "is there any process that is followed to evaluate ...
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List of most useful NLP resources and tools

We already have lists of general-reference resources, one on meta and a larger one on main. For the most part, these are things like dictionaries and thesauri, not actual tools related to natural ...
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Resources to determine pseudo-anglicisms

What resources can I use to determine if a given phrase is a pseudo-anglicism? For example, "top page" is not a common English expression, but a native speaker of Japanese who's learning English may ...
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Resources on larger common word lists

I'm looking for resources on most common general word lists for English. I'm after lists that are bit large in size - say in the range 10,000-20,000 words. I have found smaller lists such as the ...
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What good reference works on English are available?

Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic. What good reference works on English are available, and what kinds of questions are they good at answering? General ...
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Is there a thesaurus which takes more than one word as an input? [closed]

When I write a text, I am sometimes looking for a very specific word, which might or might not be present in English (my brain knows that there is such a word, but sometimes it can't provide it ...
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Which is more trustworthy as a source for UK usages: Google Ngrams or the British National Corpus?

This question was inspired by the comment/chat discussion under this answer. This would be very helpful to know.
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What are considered the valid sources of information to be used for question answers for EL&U? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Common accepted online resources Are there certain rescources that are discouraged from being used on this site? Is Wikipedia/-tionary not valid? Are there certain ...
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How trustworthy is WordNet?

I was browsing old questions and answers and bumped into an odd scenario: Can “paper bag” mean any bag?. An excerpt from the accepted answer: Almost all on-line dictionaries define paper bag as: ...
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Common accepted online resources [duplicate]

What would be well-known, and in a certain measure reliable, online resources that should be checked before asking a question, or that could help with answering questions? I've got a few listed that ...