|KEYTERMS||A list of key terms useful for the study of American English.|
|DIALECTS||A page of links to websites on American regional dialects.|
|DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN REGIONAL ENGLISH (DARE)||An exercise in pdf format that asks you to interview a relative using a shortened version of the DARE questionnaire.|
|READINGS ON THE N-WORD||What is the most taboo word in English today? In American English? This link takes you to a collection of readings on the topic.|
|NORTHERN CITIES VOWEL SHIFT||William Labov in this Youtube video demonstrates a sound change currently going on in northern cities like Buffalo and Pittsburgh.|
|NORTHERN CITIES VOWEL SHIFT PART TWO||More information on the Northern Cities Vowel Shift.|
|ANALYSIS OF A FIELD||
Almost any human activity can develop its own special vocabulary. This exercise asks you to identify a field and investigate which languages it draws from.