The Linguistic Atlas Project, a compilation of studies on words and the pronunciation of everyday American English dating back to the 1930s and located at UGA, has been awarded a $349,600 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
With required matching support from the university, the total funding initiated by the grant comes to $593,356-a significant amount for a research project in the humanities, according to William Kretzschmar, LAP editor- in-chief and Harry and Jane Willson Professor in Humanities.
Kretzschmar brought the LAP program and its massive documentation with him when he came to UGA. The current project is a continuation of the long-term effort to digitize hundreds of reels of audio tape.
The Linguistic Atlas Project can be found online at www.lap.uga.edu.