FAST-US-1 Intro to American English Reference File
American English Regional Speech and Dialect Samples

(See also Dialects in American English and A Dialect Map of American English)

Regional Variations on Arthur the Rat (standard speech-testing passage)

Speech Examples from the New England Region

The Mid-Atlantic Region

The State of Pennsylvania

The Midwest

Examples from the Southern Region

The Mountain States

The American Southwest

The Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii

Spoken Language Resources from Academic Web Projects

Oral History, Folklore and Other Live Speech Samples

Slang-Related Web Links (non-region-specific)

General Web Resources on Spoken American English

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Last Updated and All Links Checked on 23 October 2010