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.
- 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.
- Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE): Dictionary of dialectal lexical items and phrases. Contains maps and examples.
- Oxford English Dictionary
- CoalSpeak: The Official CoalRegion Dictionary
- TELSUR/Atlas of North American English (previously the Phonological Atlas of North America): Work from this project has been published as the Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change (Labov et al. 2006).
- [Harvard/University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee] Dialect Survey. Maps and results of this lexical item/vowel quality survey are available.
- Personalized Dialect Map This quiz, based on the Harvard Dialect Survey, tells you where your personal dialect is located on a map. (It basically tells you how likely people from a certain area are to respond the way that you do to the survey questions.)
- 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.
- North American Dialect Survey (co-run by Yale’s Claire Bowern)
- The Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes
- 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.