Rick Aschmann's North American English Map Debunks Accent Myths

 - May 14, 2013
References: aschmann.net & visualnews
This interactive English dialect map of North America aims to debunk accent myths in Canada and the United States. The extremely detailed map sections off parts of North America according to what dialect is spoken in each area. The dialects were chosen based on pronunciation patterns.

This map is truly educational because it uses multimedia sources to help you understand each area's dialect. Clicking on Aschmann's map leads to examples of the dialect in that location. YouTube videos or audio clips are provided to illustrate the region's accent.

The explosion of colors on Aschmann's map really shows off the incredible diversity of dialects in North America. With most North American English speakers unaware of the wide array of Canadian and American accents, this map is a real eye-opener.