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American Dialect Society
- The American Dialect Society is a scholarly association dedicated to the study of the English language in North America.
The Dialect Survey
- A survey intended for speakers of North American English detailing different pronunciations and interpretations of various English words plus maps of responses.
Heptune's Guide to Cheesy American English Usage
- Collection of entertaining examples of contemporary American English colloquial usage.
Lexicon of Bawlamarese
- A collection of alternative pronunciations and local jargon from Baltimore, Maryland.
North American Dialect Links
- Includes American, Canadian, Native American and Bermudan.
Organization of Dialect Diversity in North America
- Full text of the paper by William Labov. Sociolinguistic research on linguistic change in urbanized areas of North America, leading to increased dialect diversity.
- A guide to pronunciation, phrases, and local terminology if Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. Audio quiz and 'translator' available.
Pop vs. Soda Page
- Plots the geographic distribution of the terms "pop", "soda", and "coke" when used to describe sweetened carbonated beverages.
Student Papers on American English
- From the Department of Translation Studies, University of Tampere, Finland. Topics: Differences Between American and British English; 'Black English' (AAVE, or 'Ebonics'); Yiddish and Ethnic-Jewish Influences; Historical and Loan Word Influence; Regional and Social Variation; Slang; General Topics.
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