PublisherWalter/Mouton de Gruyter (North American office), NY
Resource TypesImages and Sound
DescriptionThe Atlas of North American English provides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas redefines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes. It is based on a telephone survey of 762 local speakers, representing all the urbanized areas of North America. It has been developed by leading sociologists, and consists of a book accompanied by a freely available supplemental website. The online version presents a wider selection of interactive data, maps, and audio samples to be regularly updated.