speakers of the North-Eastern dialect of New England
haag at OU.EDU
Mon Nov 30 16:31:31 UTC 2009
As we might expect, there are many major dialects and many more minor
dialects in just the United States. Besides the source that Nicholas
Ostler gives, you might contact the American Dialect Society
(www.americandialect.org) which specializes in Southern varieties, or
the Atlas of North American English (www.ling.upenn.edu) for major
On Nov 30, 2009, at 4:58 PM, Yuri Tambovtsev wrote:
> Dear Lingtyp colleagues, so Americans, especially Southerners do
> not talk like the speakers of the North-Eastern dialect of New
> England, like those of the State of Maine, do they? I wish I knew.
> Do Southerners distinguish between long and short vowels? Do the
> spekers of Maine and other New England States in the USA
> distinguish between long and short vowels? I mean like HEEL and
> Hill, Boot and BOOK, PARK and PUCK, etc? And what about the
> representatives of the Western or Central US dialects? Looking
> forward to hearing from you soon to yutamb at mail.ru , be well YOurs
> most obidient servant Yuri Tambovtsev, Novosibirsk, Russia.
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