English Dialects and Dialect Surveys

      Some internet sites with information on the dialects of English:

North American English Dialects

International Dialects of English Archive

Dictionary of American Regional English

The Electronic World Atlas of Varieties of English

Yale Grammatical Diversity Project

      You can find many examples of dialect surveys on the internet these days. I provide links to three of these surveys. Compare and contrast the methods that are used in these surveys. What aspects of language do these surveys survey? How accurately do these surveys survey dialect variation? How would you improve these surveys?

Internet Language Surveys:

Kansas Dialect Survey

New York Times dialect survey

Harvard Dialect Survey