Landmarks of English

We’ve had our say in 'A History of the English Language in 100 Places'. From Peterborough to Poldhu; from Lichfield to Liverpool; from Bruges to Boston USA; from Salford to Singapore there are many places across the world which we consider are landmarks for the English language. Now we want you to share your landmark places, the locations where you see linguistic footprints connected to English today.

Landmark of the Week

Paris 1530

Beginning the punctuation of the English Language: In 1530, Geoffroy Tory became official printer to King Francis I of France, and, in 1532, he was made a librarian at the University of Paris in the  ... Read more

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The English Project teaching resource
Primarily aimed at students of A-level English Language, this thought-provoking material looks at two samples of World War I -related text: a soldier's personal diary from 1914 and a recruitment poster from 1916.Exercises encourage students to think... Read more
In the course of research by The English Project into the colloquialisms used by soldiers during World War I for our new teaching resource, we came upon a fascinating WWI glossary credited to a Paul Hinckley.  His list of ... Read more
100 places
'The extraordinarily prolific David Crystal has deluged the market with authoritative books about language over the last couple of decades – but it’s a testament to the enduring appeal of language as a topic for the lay reader that this hasn’t... Read more
English Project Bill Lucas on BBC Breakfast
Prof Bill Lucas appeared on the BBC's flagship Breakfast programme on English Language Day (Sunday 13th October). Bill chatted with presenters Naga Munchetty and John Kay about the significance of the date of English Language Day, which commemorates... Read more