Useful links for studying American English (AmE)
New Yawk Talk March 12, 1999, NPR interview with U Penn linguist William Labov on his 40-year study of the various accents of New York City
Beyond Words: Mapping the Backroads of American Speech Oct. 14, 2001, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on DARE and Fred Cassidy
The American Dialect Society, DARE's official sponsor. Did you know that "hashtag" was the official word of the year for 2012?
The Dictionary Society of North America (Check here for links to other dictionary societies.)