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learned society analyzing English language and dialects in North AmericaEdit

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  • 2001, John Algeo, The Cambridge History of the English Language: English in North America, The Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, page 257:
    Systematic American dialect research began with the formation of the American Dialect Society in 1889.
  • 2002, Allan A. Metcalf, Predicting New Words: The Secrets of Their Success, Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, page 188:
    Since 1990, the American Dialect Society has included in its annual meeting a vote on Words of the Year, the words that were most notable, prominent, and characteristic of the discourse of the year just past.
  • 2006, Sylvain Auroux, History Of The Language Sciences: An International Handbook On Evolution Of The Study Of Language From The Beginnings To The Present, Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 2366:
    Since 1889, dialectologists in English-speaking North America have affiliated themselves with the American Dialect Society, an association which in its first constitution defined its object as "the investigation of the spoken English of the United States and Canada, and incidentally of other non-aboriginal dialects spoken in the same countries."
  • 2006, Karen Iacobbo; Michael Iacobbo, Vegetarians and vegans in America today, Praeger Publishers, page 164:
    Flexitarian was voted Most Useful Word in 2003 by the American Dialect Society, a fact widely publicized in the press.
  • 2006, Walt Wolfram; Natalie Schilling-Estes, American English: Dialects and Variation, Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, page 24:
    The initial hope of the American Dialect Society was to provide a body of data from which a dialect dictionary or series of linguistic maps might be derived.
  • 2006, Thomas Edward Murray; Beth Lee Simon; Sharon Ash, “The north american midland as a dialect area”, in Language variation and change in the American midland, John Benjamins B.V., page 34:
    The American Dialect Society was founded in 1889 with the goal of compiling a dialect dictionary of the United States.
  • 2009, Gary B. Shelly; Thomas J. Cashman, Susan L. Sebok, Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007: complete concepts and techniques, Cengage Learning, Inc., page 295:
    Members of the American Dialect Society ( study English language use among people living in North America. They analyze how other languages influence English-speaking North Americans, and how, in turn, North Americans influence speakers of other languages.
  • 2009, Amy Dunham Strand, Language, gender, and citizenship in American literature, 1789-1919, Routledge, page 112:
    The early work of the American Dialect Society reflects the wide reach and the overlapping linguistic and literary interests centered on language study at the end of the century.
  • 2009, Geoffrey Nunberg, The years of talking dangerously, Public Affairs, page 12:
    Serious wordinistas will be waiting for the linguistic Oscars, when the American Dialect Society makes its selection in January.
  • 2009, deGrasse Tyson, Neil, The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., page 147:
    While astrophysicists were downgrading the cosmic object we call Pluto, the American Dialect Society, which is more than a century old, was upgrading the status of the word Pluto to a verb, making it their 17th annual 'Word of the Year' for 2006.
  • 2012, Stephanie J. Coopman; James Lull, Public Speaking: The Evolving Art, Wadsworth Cengage Learning, page 191:
    The American Dialect Society (ADS;, identifies the most influential words of the year. For example, ADS members voted tweet as the Word of the Year for 2009 and google as the word of the decade. Ten years earlier, Y2K was the top choice, web was the word of the decade, and jazz was the word of the century.