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ERIC Number: ED044653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 105
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A Compilation of the Work Sheets of the Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada and Associated Projects.
Davis, Alva L., Ed.; And Others
The first version of this Compilation was prepared in 1951 as a convenience to American scholars and others planning surveys of dialects of English who wished to know the kinds of questions that had proved useful for providing comparable data on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and meanings. It was also intended to be a reference work to indicate to the general linguist the scope of Linguistic Atlas investigations, the types of data sought, and the kinds of items used to provide such data. For the present edition, the editors (Alva L. Davis, Raven I. McDavid, Jr., and Virginia G. McDavid) have examined not only the regional questionnaires which were included in the 1951 version but all others based on Linguistic Atlas techniques that have been used to survey English dialects in the New World. The contents of all these questionnaires have been included in the new version, except for the Linguistic Atlas of Jamaica. The most important change from the earlier version is in the recognition of dialect differences in urban speech, and in the suggestion of kinds of questions that will provide information about those differences. (AMM)
The University of Chicago Press, 5750 Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States