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Charles Boberg is an academic specializing in sociolinguistics, particularly North American English.[1][2] He is an associate professor of linguistics at McGill University in Montreal.[3]

He studied at the University of Pennsylvania under William Labov, and later collaborated with him and Sharon Ash in the preparation of the Atlas of North American English, published by De Gruyter in 2006.[4] Boberg has been consulted on matters of national security because of his expertise with identifying regional accent and vocabulary patterns.[5]



  1. ^ Alemang, John (11 August 2014). "Who is speaking up for Canadian English?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ Simcoe, Luke (24 July 2014). "Canadian English: Listen up, hosers!". Metro News. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Faculty - Charles Boberg". McGill University. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  4. ^ William Labov, Sharon Ash, Charles Boberg (2006). The Atlas of North American English: Phoenetics, Phonology, and Sound Change. Mouton de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110206838. Retrieved 13 January 2015.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Quan, Douglas (October 9, 2014). "Masked man in Islamic State video may have Canadian roots, experts say". Retrieved January 16, 2015.

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