Dr. Christine Mallinson (UMBC) has produced an impressive blog which highlights the sociolinguistic research of her and her students. Dr. Mallinson is a young, but up-and-coming researcher, who has worked on ethnic variation in North Carolina and training teachers to deal with language variation in the classroom. This website, Language in Baltimore: Exploring the linguistic charm of Charm City, showcases the linguistic variation that can be found in Baltimore, Maryland.
If you navigate beyond the homepage (linked above), you can hear podcasts about a range of populations in the Baltimore area. For example, Holly-Catherin Britton and Heidi J. Faust explain the social distribution of the word “Hon,” Inte’a DeShields provides an in-depth look at African American patterns in Baldamor, and Daniel Morales and Panthea Parang talk about what it’s like one of the many multilingual citizens of this city. Thus, the website provides two kinds of resources: those for learning about language, and those which showcase what students can do with their own research.