References to the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project
The Grammar Rules Behind 3 Commonly Disparaged Dialects: An article on mentalfloss.com discussing a-prefixing, liketa and stressed BIN, with a mention of the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
So social: linguistic pride for grammatical diversity: A video of Raffaella Zanuttini and Jim Wood discussing the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
Why “bad” English isn’t: An article in the Yale Alumni Magazine discussing the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
How Do We Love Thee, Grammar? Count the Ways on Grammar Day: An article on thewire.com for Grammar Day, which mentions the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
So don’t I: A discussion of “so don’t I” on A Way with Words, mentioning Yale University linguist Larry Horn.
No Such Thing As Bad English?: An article in The American Conservative that discusses the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
What’s Good About Bad English?: An article in The Huffington Post that discusses the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
Project explores the ‘marvelously diverse’ ways we speak English: A Yale News article about the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
The American English language, in all its diverse forms: An NSF New From the Field release about our project, linking to the Yale News article.
Team puts ‘weird’ grammar on the map: An article in Futurity discussing our project.
Say What? Weird Phrases Used in Different Parts of the US: An article in the Voice of America blog about the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
‘So don’t I,’ from Shakespeare to modern New England: A Boston Globe article that discusses So don’t I, including results from the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
Grammatical Diversity: A discussion of the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project’s mapping project on A Way With Words.
Editing Your Language Quirks: An article about writing, discussing awareness of dialect variation. Historical data
Linguistic Atlas Project: This website contains data on ten linguistic atlases of different regions of the United States. Some of the data is available for download. Dictionaries
Varieties of English (Kortmann and Upton 2008): A collection of articles covering the phonology, morphology and syntax of varieties of English around the world, in four volumes and an interactive CD-ROM. Current surveys
Appalachian English: A gorgeous site hosted by the University of South Carolina devoted to Appalachian English, with tons of resources, links, and information.
MultiMo: A database of multiple modals, with lots of data, references, and other information.
Multilingual Manchester: A nice comparison of the English spoken in Manchester with other parts of the U.K., including maps.
Language On Trial: Rachel Jeantel: A discussion of the language of Rachel Jeantel’s testimony in the Trayvon Martin case, including an interview with Stanford University linguist John Rickford.
4 Changes to English So Subtle We Hardly Notice They’re Happening: An article on mentalfloss.com having to do with on-going linguistic changes, including changes of frequency in the use get-passives and the progressive, among other phenomena.
Linguist Finds Dialect A-flourishin’ in Appalachia: A New York Times areticle on dialect variation.
The delights and frustrations of off-road grammar: An article by Neal Whitman on theweek.com discussing phenomena where the grammar of English doesn’t seem to give speakers an easy way of expressing what they’d like to say. Discusses gradable adjectives, embedded reciprocals, and double passives.
Lawn needs cut: To be or not to be: A nice little article in the Boston Globe on the “needs washed” construction.