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LINGUIST List 18.2963

Thu Oct 11 2007

FYI: New Online Dialect Survey

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        1.    Bert Vaux, New Online Dialect Survey

Message 1: New Online Dialect Survey
Date: 11-Oct-2007
From: Bert Vaux <bv230cam.ac.uk>
Subject: New Online Dialect Survey
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Dear linguists,

My new online survey of world English varieties is now available online at

This survey differs from my previous Harvard and UWM surveys in a few
important ways:

1. It maps the responses using the google maps engine, which allows for
interactive manipulation of the maps: zooming in, moving across the globe,
and so on.

2. It has a more manageable number of questions (31).

3. The questions are designed to be relevant to speakers of English
worldwide, not just in the United States.

Currently the maps plot 50,000 responses from the United States, but once I
have sufficient responses from the rest of the world I will generate new maps.

I hope you will consider taking the survey and asking your students to as well.


Bert Vaux
University of Cambridge

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Forensic Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Lexicography; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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