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Sounds Familiar? Accents and Dialects of the UK     View
This interactive feature explores 20th century accents and dialects in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, with "76 sound recordings and over 600 short audio clips chosen from three collections of the British Library Sound Archive. ...

Liverpool Voices: Ask the Experts     View
This interview with a University of Liverpool dialectology and sociolinguistics expert discusses the origins and history of Merseyside speech and the "Scouse" accent of Liverpool. Includes several audio clips and the results of a survey abo ...

Dictionary of Newfoundland English Online     View
The second edition (1982), plus supplements, of the Dictionary of Newfoundland English , a "regional lexicon of one of the oldest overseas communities of the English-speaking world: the lexicon of Newfoundland and coastal Labrador as it is displ ...

Lesbian Aeolic     View
Brief overview of Greek Dialects, specifically Aeolic usued by the lesbian poets Sappho and Alcaeus. Describes Ancient Greek grammar and compensatory lengthening of the Aeolic dialect.

Language Varieties     View
Information on five varieties of nonstandard English: pidgins, creoles, regional dialects, minority dialects, and indigenized varieties. Some of the specific varieties covered include Hawai'i Creole English (Pidgin); African American Vernacular Engli ...

Harpin' Boontling [Boonville Language]     View
Several dozen words and phrases from a vanishing dialect that originated in the 1800s in the northern California farming and logging community of Boonville in the Anderson Valley. Includes an audio clip of spoken Boontling, a glossary, and a short st ...

English Accents and Dialects     View
"All languages change over time and vary according to place and social domain, as is perfectly illustrated by these extracts taken from two large audio resources held in the British Library Sound Archive. ... Together, they provide a fascinating ...

The American Dialect Society     View
Find current and archived lists of the Society's "Words of the Year" ("words which most colored the nation's lexicon, or otherwise dominated the national discourse," such as "truthiness"), discussion lists, and links to ...

(British) English Translated for Americans     View
Alphabetical list of British terms with their North American English equivalents.

Dialect Survey     View
A survey of regional differences in word usage, grammar, and pronunciation in the United States. Provides results for each question,displayed with maps of where the various usages occur. Includes links to articles about the survey. Created for resear ...



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