Our Audio Quizzes and Interactive Media

Click the headings below to access our interactive applications!

(We suggest starting with the Audio Quiz.)

Online 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).

Known changes in Pacific Northwest English

Here, we offer some examples and discussion of the changes that are occuring in Pacific Northwest English.

Hear sound changes over time

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.

The Vowels of the Pacific Northwest

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!

Interactive Dialect Maps

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!