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North American English Dialects: Bad Map – Or Fantastic Map?

By Martin W. Lewis | March 21, 2013 | 13 Comments

An internet search of “bad map” returns, among many other examples, Rick Aschmann’s map of North American English Dialects, reproduced here. Critics complain that the map is so busy and complicated as to be almost unreadable. But what the map lacks in grace and style, it makes up for in detail. On Aschmann’s own website, the map is large and …

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