Archive for Language

Recordings of Regional American Dialects

Part of the work that went into the creation of the Dictionary of American Regional English was the compilation of thousands of field interviews from across the country between 1965 and 1970. More than 1700 of them are now available online; each one is accompanied by a breakdown of topics discussed and a reading of Arthur the Rat. We tend to forget that not everyone speaks the same way as we do; these recordings show the wonderful diversity of American English.

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“Alt” Terms Defined

This New York Times article discusses some the terms being freely tossed around of late.

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