Defunct Dialect Links
Merchantville NJ 08109, USA
The following links are ones that used to appear on our links pages but
are no longer active. Some of these pages were valuable for research so
they are preserved here in case anyone would like to try and track them
down in their new locations (if they still exist at all) with search
English Dialect Links Features many additional links, especially
for the British Isles.
A page featuring numerous letters sent in by readers, contributing
localisms from all around the U.S.
Pidgin and Creole Linguistics. An introduction to their study.
Dialect Warehouse A communal library of dialect samples for voice
coaches, actors, directors and teachers
in American English
British and American English
Howra Racknize Ameracain Dialact An aberration and adaptation by
Don Jibaro Criollo
for the Non-Native Speaker
, The Boston
Accent , That
Funny Boston Accent (Three different sites with basically the same
list, apparently taken from the Boston Globe)
Vocabulary Guide to Building in Boston Defunct?
Like a Mainer with sound files
The Wicked Good Guide to Boston English
Boston Accent How to speak like a Bostonian (Baastonian)
Rhodonics:Whad'jya'say? Rhode Island Phrases
Dialect differences in vowel perception. A brief comparison of
Connecticut and Utah pronunciation
The relation between dialect attribution and vowel judgments.
Another brief comparison of Connecticut and Utah pronunciation
The Guide to Buffalo English
New York City Lingo
You Talkin' to Me? article on Brooklynese from Discover Magazine
An English to Scranton dictionary
The Amish Market
Pennsylvania Dutch Dictionary
Pittsburghese in a Day!
Ashland : A novel
A Taste of
Bawlmerese (Baltimore, MD)
Jeff's "HON" Page!
Baltimoreana and accent.
Entertaining Words (of the
Eastern Shore and Delmarva) An excerpt from the book by Art King
How To Speak Southern
The Southern Accent
Speak a sampling of words often used in coastal North Carolina, or
elsewhere in the South.
Carolina Language and Life Project including sections on
Ocracoke Island speech and Harkers
Island speech .
The Early Vernacular
of the North Carolina Mountains From the book "North Carolina
Folklore and Miscellany" by Horton Cooper.
The Gullah Creole
of Southwest Florida
Louisiana Spam Page
SAY WHAT? The
Language of New Orleans
The Big Easy
Dictionary - Gay New Orleans
The "Big Easy"
Dictionary - Learn to talk like a real "YAT!"
Wisconsin's dialect, its weather and other unique characteristics
from the Oklahoma Daily
lingo, you bet. O.K., so folks from Minnesota talk like this, then.
(From the Hartford Courant, Saturday, March 23, 1996)
Denver Info: Local Lingo
The Utah Dialect
Oklahoma presents challenge to newcomers Contains a small glossary
of Okie terms from the Oklahoma Daily
to talk like an Okie
Rodeo and Texan speak
The Variable (th)
in Dallas African American Vernacular English
City of Austin:
How To Say It The Austin Way
Convention & Visitors Bureau: Dialect
The Chinook Trade Jargon - Introduction Trading pidgin of Northwest
Indians and pioneers; inside slang of
Seattle from the Medical Library Association 1997 Annual Meeting
How to Talk Portland
Californian as a language
Talk San Franciscan
Bay Area Slang
Highway - Beach Speak Lexicon
Local Lingo from the University of California at Santa Barbara
American English Dialect (Boonville, California.)
The Alaskan/English Dictionary 3 words
Hawai'i Creole English
Pidgin to da Max -
Hawaii Kine Talk
Dakine -- the Hawaiian Pidgin Language
Black English (Nationwide)
English: Its History and Its Role in the Education of Our Children
How to speak
and other oddities
Soft Landings - Speaking Canadian
Labrador Straits Lifestyle: Language and Accent
Newfoundland English from the publisher's page.
Dictionary of Newfoundland English more info from the Wordplay
Prince Edward Island: Bag
of Rubber Hammers provided by T.K. Pratt, author of the Dictionary of Prince
Edward Island English .
Quebec English: a Dialect
A Glossary of the Chinook Jargon and other regional words and
usages of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
If you discover that any of these pages are active again, please let me know .
Last Modified: 5/16/2002
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