Why “bad” English isn’t

About the maps

Yale’s Grammatical Diversity Project focuses on syntactic variation across the United States, collating sentences that show that not all speakers of English share the same abstract grammar. The sentences were collected originally by dozens of researchers who published their findings in scholarly works. The examples on the maps shown here are only a fraction of the sentences listed on the project’s website. (Many locations here are approximate; many dates are dates of scholarly publication.)

To see the complete database-in-progress, including researcher credits and linguistic descriptions, go to microsyntax.sites
.yale.edu and click on “database.” The sentences are listed in two formats, one a sortable table and one a map.