The site for information about American English.

We offer information about English as it is spoken in the United States. Most of the projects included here present the results of survey research carried out between 1930 and 1980; some are more recent. Click the Atlas Projects link to the left for more information.

Data Download Center

Click the above button if you want to navigate our collection of thousands of text and sound files available to download. This works best if you already know about what we have.

LICHEN Graphical User Interface

Click the button above if you want to use an interface tool to browse, search, transcribe, and display/play our collections. This is great for finding out what we have to offer.


Click the button above if you want to upload or download transcriptions, analyses, and pedagogical ideas that we and other users have put up. This requires a simple login so we can track activity and let you get the comments others make about your stuff.