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Accents and Dialects of the UK
- Learning resource of the British Library gives simple but detailed information on dialects and language variation in the UK.
American Dialect Society
- Scholarly association dedicated to the study of the English language in North America.
Atlas of North American English
- A survey of linguistic changes in progress in North American English.
BBC - Voices
- Resource for exploring language diversity in the UK features voice recordings of social and regional dialects, articles and news on linguistics and classroom materials.
Buckeye Natural Speech Corpus
- Corpus of conversations recorded in Columbus, Ohio provides data for the study of variation in speech. Data access information, forums and details about the project.
Centre for Language and Ecology
- Supporting research into discourse analysis of language/texts which have ecological impact.
International Dialects of English Archive
- A repository of primary source recordings for actors and other artists in the performing arts.
LSA Fields of Linguistics - Sociolinguistics
- A brief introduction to the field by Walt Wolfram of North Carolina State University.
LWP - The Language in the Workplace Project
- Research project at Victoria University of Wellington studying workplace interactions in New Zealand.
Language Attitudes Toward Written Taiwanese
- A survey on current issues regarding the Taiwanese writing system.
Language Policy Web Site
- An exchange of news and views on English Only legislation, bilingual education, endangered languages and related issues of U.S. language policy.
- Varieties of language that differ from the standard variety normally used in the media and taught in the schools.
Language and Nationalism in Asia
- Research on language and orthographic reform in Han cultural sphere, including Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and China.
Language and Social Interaction Division of NCA
- Special division of the National Communication Association promotes the understanding of language as a tool for communication.
- Promoting the concept of interlingualism (balancing language equality with effective communication), with language maps, quizzes, and information on world languages and writing systems. In English, Esperanto, and several European languages.
North Carolina Language and Life Project
- An organization performing sociolinguistic research and leading educational programs in representative speech communities.
PBS - Do You Speak American?
- Companion material to a TV documentary examining the dynamic state of American (USA) English.
Sociolingo’s African Linguistics
- Mali weblog discusses African language policies and provides links to news and information on African sociolinguistics.
Sociolinguistics Graduate Program at UPenn
- Leading graduate program in sociolinguistics includes links to associated faculty and scholars.
- Brief overview of sociolinguistics describes how the social context of language can affect its use.
Sociolinguistics Laboratory - University of Ottawa
- Research program concentrates on language change in different contact situations in Canada and elsewhere.
Sociolinguistics and Computer Mediated Conversation
- Online research group and community blog site explores the intersection of Sociolinguistics and Computer-Mediated Communication.
Sociolinguistics as a Concept of 'Language'
- Undergraduate essay compares the sociolinguistic view of language as a continuum of varieties to the formal linguistic view of a fixed structure of rules.
Sociolinguistics at the Summer Institute of Linguistics
- Sociolinguistic research aids in the planning of SIL language development programs. View language survey results and publications of the SIL.
Stanford University Sociolinguistics
- Stanford Sociolinguistics focuses on social influences of language variation. The corpus-based research program investigates regional and ethnic varieties of American English as well as pidgins and creoles.
The Global Language Monitor
- Essays and articles on various linguistic topics, and an algorithmic analysis of political language use in the United States.
University of Edinburgh Sociolinguistics Research Group
- University of Edinburgh sociolinguistics discussion group examines how the context of language shapes its forms and uses. Find topic lists, participant biographies and meeting schedules.
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