Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
CA Kanada, Canadá, Canada, Canada, Canada
Dialekt, Dialecto, Dialecte, Dialetto, Dialect
Dialect Topography of Greater Vancouver Survey
What is Dialect Topography?
Dialect Topography is a research project that investigates what English words people use in Canada, as well as regions of the United States that border Canada. The project is directed by Professor Jack Chambers of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. The databases are hosted by CHASS (Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences). For more information, visit the links below. (Use the Back button on your browser to return here.)
Excerpt (with minor revisions) from J.K. Chambers, "An introduction to Dialect Topography," English World-Wide 15 (1994): 35-53. The DIALECT TOPOGRAPHY project is supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
"Dialect Topography" is the name given to a set of methods for surveying dialect variants in a region. These methods are being developed and applied now in the part of Canada known as the Golden Horseshoe: the western tip of Lake Ontario from Oshawa to Niagara Falls, including the conurbations of Scarborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines and Welland (see Map 1). Over five million people, more than one-sixth of Canada's population, live in this 250km strip.