… in a research project having to do with dialect …
We are doing research on different accents in “North American” (US and Canadian) English. We know that Americans and Canadians have a great deal in common in the way they speak, but there are also differences. These differences are influenced by geography, gender, age, ethnicity, and many other factors. In order to study the ways that North American accents differ amongst each other, we have put together a survey of common words, and we’d like you to participate!
We’d like recordings from anyone who has grown up speaking English in the US or Canada. We would like to get information about as many different types of North American English as possible. The more diverse our participants, the more representative it will be of the ways Americans speak. There are no right or wrong answers in this survey. We’re interested all all the different varieties of English on this continent!
If this is of interest to you, and you’d like to help out, please click here to find out more. Thank you very much.