Accent Expert Gives a Tour of U.S. Accents - (Part 2) Accent Expert Gives a Tour of U.S. Accents - (Part One) Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke: Mapping How Americans Talk. Dialect Differences in the U.S. Yale Grammatical Diversity Project: English in North America. American English Dialects. North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns Small-Scale Dialect Map The small map below is the same as the Full-Scale Dialect Map that follows, but shows the entire width of the map (on most monitors). 24-Aug.-2010.
The Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes. We want to document the range of variation in World Englishes.
The map below shows an example of what we are interested in. Do you say pop or soda? Pop (39%) soda (37%) coke (18%) soft drink (1%) Would you like to submit your own answers? Or if you are only interested in the results, you can find a summary here. How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk. Where do people say that? An interactive word map of the 100,000 most common words in America — Quartz. When Amazon first premiered its dystopian sci-fi thriller The Man in the High Castle—a TV show about a world in which the US lost World War II and is ruled by both the Nazis and the Japanese—the show truly felt like an alternate universe.
In our world, it was 2015, same-sex marriage had just been ruled legal, the US had a progressive black president, and neo-Nazism was the farthest thing from most Americans’ minds. The show’s second season debuts today in a drastically different political environment. The alternate reality manifested in the show doesn’t seem so far off when churches in California are being vandalized with swastikas, the “alt-right” movement has legitimized white-nationalism, and people feel comfortable enough to gather in Washington, DC to give Nazi salutes and shout: “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” Which is kind of the point. How the English Failed to Stamp Out the Scots Language. Over the past few decades, as efforts to save endangered languages have become governmental policy in the Netherlands (Frisian), Slovakia (Rusyn) and New Zealand (Maori), among many others, Scotland is in an unusual situation.
A language known as Scottish Gaelic has become the figurehead for minority languages in Scotland. This is sensible; it is a very old and very distinctive language (it has three distinct r sounds!) , and in 2011 the national census determined that fewer than 60,000 people speak it, making it a worthy target for preservation. But there is another minority language in Scotland, one that is commonly dismissed. Why Americans Say "Like" In The Middle Of Sentences. How Far Back in Time Could a Modern English Speaker Go and Still Communicate? Past Is Prologue The transition from Old English to Modern English was a process, not an event Changes in language don’t occur overnight, though slang terms come in and out of use relatively quickly and new words are invented while others fall into disuse.
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