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Resources: Reconstructing American Tongues

In 1988, the Center for New Media produced American Tongues.  Since then, this Peabody-Award-winning documentary, which highlights the range of language variation in the United States, has been a staple in American linguistic classes.  Even now, when the average 18 … Continue reading

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Resources: Aschmann’s American English Dialects

Here’s a map of North American English dialects from Rick Aschmann.  It seems to rely heavily on Labov, Ash and Boberg’s Atlas, and there are a few of questionable judgments (e.g. labeling any region “General American”).  It has some useful … Continue reading

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