Our Audio Quizzes and Interactive Media
Click the headings below to access our interactive applications!
(We suggest starting with the Audio Quiz.)
Try our online audio quiz to see if you can identify words pronounced by people in the Pacific Northwest (Internet Explorer not supported).
Here, we offer some examples and discussion of the changes that are occuring in Pacific Northwest English.
An interactice table that allows you to hear sample words as they are pronounced in the Pacific Northwest. You can also hear how these pronunciations have changed over time.
Vowels have historically played an important part in language change and variation in the United States. Click this link to learn more about how linguists analyze variation in vowels!
This is a current work-in-progress, where we will be putting together maps of the language data we collect. We currently have one sample map; be sure to check back in the future!