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North American English Dialect Survey


Some 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 and Canada. 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 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


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