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Sites concerning variations and dialects of English spoken in the United States.
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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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