The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is a learned society "dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it." The Society publishes the academic journal, American Speech.
- 2007, Seth Lerer, Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language, Columbia University Press:
- 2006, H.L. Mencken, The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States, Alfred A. Knopf:
- 2002, Allan A. Metcalf, Predicting New Words: The Secrets of Their Success, Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company:
- 2006, Walt Wolfram; Natalie Schilling-Estes, American English: Dialects and Variation, Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing: