"ANAE is very much a standalone piece. [...] But such splendid isolation is the privilege of the giants of a discipline, and giants in the world of scholarship is definitley what the authors of this volume are. This is a landmark study, a unique reference point of dialectological scholarship for decades to come and an inspiration for generations of linguistics."Edgar W. Schneider in: English World-Wide 1/2008 "The ANAE is a massive collection of dialect data and an unprecedented accomplishment in North American English dialectology."Joshua Wilbur in: English Language and Linguistics 1/2007 "ANAE is a landmark study that will shape research trends for years to come."Matthew J. Gordon in: Linguist List 17.2299 Coverage in the press: "Talking the Tawk" The New Yorker"Sound Decision: New Atlas Divides the US by Dialect" The Chicago Tribune and CubaNow.net"Continental Drift" The Pennsylvania Gazette"Is there a Rocky Mountain Accent?" New West"North American Dialects" National Geographic"Mayor's Accent Deserts Boston for New York" New York Times"It's not the Sights, it's the Sounds" New York Times"Mapping North American English" Associated Press
About the Author
William Labov is Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Linguistics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Sharon Ash is Associate Director of the Linguistics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Charles Boberg is Assistant Professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and Director of the McGill Dialectology and Sociolinguistics Laboratory.