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The American English language, in all its diverse forms
April 17, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.In many areas of the country, someone handing you a drink with your lunch would likely say, "Here's your water bottle." In a few, though, you'll hear, "Here's you a water bottle." Those are the kinds of subtle but systematic differences in syntax the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project documents, and maps out by region. With support from the National Science Foundation, the project is examining an area of the English language that has yet to see systematic study.Full Story
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