I was curious about resources (in particular free internet resources) that other people use on this site to research their answers to French usage/grammar questions. I am primarily interested in reputable references beyond what a basic Google search could yield.
I found these (several are overlapping in scope):
- Dictionnaire Littré
- Dictionnaire Linguee
- Dictionnaire de l'Académie and Académie française
- French language links from Oxford University
- ARTFL at University of Chicago
- Office québécois de la langue française
- Outils et ressources linguistiques du gouvernement du Canada
- Dictionnaire de la Zone
- Langue française (and its forum)
- Occitan and Etymologie occitane
For frequency of usage of words, expressions in books:
This one is the "ultimate" for usage, but it is not free. There is an online version too:
This is one that all students in France know about, mostly for conjugations, but it now covers orthography and grammar too:
This one is a free resource geared towards learning French, containing exercises, dictionaries, conjugation tools and more:
A list of words that can be used for computer processing:
A "lexique" with some statistical data:
Scanned dictionaries, including old ones:
The Bibliothèque Nationale de France contains old dictionaries, grammars, and of course a lot of books. Many are accessible online.
What other similar resources exist out there? In particular, I am interested in resources/data about the frequency of usage of words, expressions, etc. in France.