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LINGUIST List 21.2663

Mon Jun 21 2010

Qs: North American English Dialect Survey

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        1.    Claire Bowern, North American English Dialect Survey

Message 1: North American English Dialect Survey
Date: 18-Jun-2010
From: Claire Bowern <claire.bowernyale.edu>
Subject: North American English Dialect Survey
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Colleagues at the University of Auckland and I are conducting a survey
on North American English and trialling the use of flash web recording
for phonetic analysis. We are doing a short survey collecting examples
of as many different types of American English as possible. We are
aiming for a few thousand responses from all over the US. We're also
aiming to be as representative as possible for age, gender, geography,
ethnicity and class (as representative as we can be given we're using
an internet-based survey system).

If you would like to participate by recording a short wordlist, please visit
http://pantheon.yale.edu/~clb3/NorthAmericanDialects for further
information and instructions. The survey is open to anyone who grew
up speaking English and will take approximately five minutes to
complete. If you could help us spread the word by forwarding this to
friends, family, networks, students, etc, that would be great!

For any questions regarding this project, please contact Dr. Claire
Bowern, Department of Linguistics, Yale University. Phone:
203.432.2045, E-mail: claire.bowernyale.edu.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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