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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    How about SAMPA?

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    I have added it, but there's a technical issue with the config. Will get it sorted.
    Last edited by Tdol; 24-Aug-2011 at 04:52.

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    AAVE - African American Vernacular English.
    BEV, BVE
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_Vernacular_English

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary? or, at least the EPD?

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    Done

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Now if you type BrE, AmE, ESL, TEFL, ESOL, etc, you see that there's a dotted underline and if you put the mouse over the word, you can see the phrase in full. Please make suggestion for other teaching/learning acronyms used commonly here.
    The problem that now arises is that the tablets/smartphones that many people use these days don't use a mouse, so the full title doesn't appear alongside.
    Any chance of displaying a copy of the listing, so that acronyms can be identified?

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    'AAE' => 'African American English'
    'AAVE' => 'African American Vernacular English'
    'AHD' => 'American Heritage Dictionary'
    'AmE' => 'American English'
    'AusE' => 'Australian English'
    'BEV' => 'Black English Vernacular'
    'BNC' => 'British National Corpus'
    'BrE' => 'British English'
    'BTW' => 'By The Way'
    'BVE' => 'Black Vernacular English'
    'CAE' => 'Certificate of Advanced English'
    'CELTA' => 'Certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages'
    'CEPD' => 'Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary'
    'COCA' => 'Corpus of Contemporary American English'
    'CPE' => 'Certificate of Proficiency in English'
    'EFL' => 'English as a Foreign Language'
    'ELT' => 'English Language Teaching'
    'ESL' => 'English as a Second Language'
    'ESOL' => 'English for Speakers of Other Languages'
    'ESP' => 'English for Specific Purposes'
    'FCE' => 'First Certificate in English'
    'IELTS' => 'International English Language Testing System'
    'IMO' => 'In My Opinion'
    'IndE' => 'Indian English'
    'IPA' => 'International Phonetic Alphabet'
    'LDOCE' => 'Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English'
    'LPD' => 'Longman Pronunciation Dictionary'
    'MW' => 'Merriam-Webster Dictionary'
    'NZE' => 'New Zealand English'
    'OALD' => 'Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary'
    'OED' => 'Oxford English Dictionary'
    'RP' => 'Received Pronunciation'
    'SAMPA' => 'Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet'
    'SOED' => 'Shorter Oxford English Dictionary'
    'TEFL' => 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language'
    'TESL' => 'Teaching English as a Second Language'
    'TESOL' => 'Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages'
    'TOEFL' => 'Test of English as a Foreign Language'
    'TOEIC' => 'Test of English for International Communication'

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    Default Re: Common Acronyms

    Could I suggest adding NESB, Non-English-Speaking Background?

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    And could I put another plug in for EPD (or CPD), the Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary?

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    Yes, but not just yet- I cannot save new ones- some folder permissions were changed. I hope to be able to save them soon. They were changed when trying to see what was causing the malware warnings, so I will wait for higher powers to give the go-ahead.

    Reminder to self- add NNES

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