The New England states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, New York (only Long Island in LANE), Rhode Island, and Maine. Southern New Brunswick was also included in the study.
From 1931-33, 416 speakers were interviewed in 213 communities in the New England states.
Nature of recordings:
The responses to the 750 item questionnaire were recorded in phonetic transcription without the benefit of electronic recording. Some supplementary aluminum records made from 1933-39 still exist, now digitized by the Library of Congress. For the methodology see Kurath 1939, Kurath 1939-1943.
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