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If you wish to cite this website, please use something like the following: MacKenzie, Laurel, George Bailey & Danielle Turton. 2016. Our Dialects: Mapping variation in English in the UK [Website]. http://tiny.cc/OurDialects.

We occasionally use symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) throughout this website to refer to specific sounds. You can learn more about the IPA here.

Much of the background research for this website is based on Accents of English, Vols. 1 and 2, by J. C. Wells (1982), and English Accents & Dialects by Arthur Hughes, Peter Trudgill, and Dominic Watt (2012).