Chapter 9: English around the World
Varieties of English
A wonderful page with lots of images and maps can be found at the University of Duisburg-Essen site.
A nice website on Canadian English is kept up by E.L. Easton.
How varieties of English and Germanic sound can be heard on this site from the University of Edinburgh.
Some of the corpora in the Internation Corpus of English (ICE) are available for free (i.e. Canada, Jamaica, Hong Kong, East Africa, India, Singapore, and the Phillipines)..
The International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA) at
the University of Kansas hosts a list of sound files and accompanying transcriptions from across the world.
George Mason University hosts the Speech Accent Archive, which
provides recordings of the same paragraph read by native speakers of many different languages, browseable
by region and/or L1 phonetic inventory.
This page at the University of Washington investigates
vowel sounds in American
E.L. Easton provides a list of links to pages with information about
many dialects of World English.
Indigenous Australia has a list of English audio recordings of
native Australian stories.
World English links to local English-language
radio programs from across the world.
A list of links to pages on many
American dialects is provided by Evolution Publishing.
ABC Australia provides text and multimedia examples of
Australian English by means of the local news...
... while Radio New Zealand does the same for New Zealand.
This page at York University explores unique
features of Canadian English, including vowel raising, by means of recordings.
The Modern Language Association's Language Map
allows the interested user to examine in great detail the geographical distribution of languages
spoken in the United States; broken down by language, county, and ZIP code.
Koalanet offers a dictionary of Australian slang.
RSA-Overseas offers a dictionary of South African slang.
Pidgins & Creoles
The Corpus of British Creole
explores the Caribbean creole English of the British Isles.
Peter Patrick examines Jamaican
The Society of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL)
is dedicated to the study of pidgins and creoles.
The University of Arizona has a page about Native
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