Charles Boberg

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics

Charles Boberg
Contact Information

1085 Dr. Penfield, Room #223
Montréal, QC

Email address: 
charles.boberg [at]
Office hours: 

Summer/22 | By appointment


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of expertise: 

Language Variation and Change, Dialectology, North American English.

Selected publications: 

Boberg, Charles.  2021.  Accent in North American Film and Television: A Sociophonetic Analysis.  Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Boberg, Charles.  2020.  Foreign (a) in North American English: Variation and change in loan phonology.  Journal of English Linguistics 48/1: 31-71.

Boberg, Charles, John Nerbonne and Dominic Watt (eds.).  2018.  The Handbook of Dialectology.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

Boberg, Charles. 2010. The English Language in Canada: Status, History and Comparative Analysis. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Boberg, Charles. 2009. "The Emergence of a new phoneme: Foreign (a) in Canadian English". Language Variation and Change 21/3: 355-380.

Boberg, Charles. 2008. “Regional phonetic differentiation in Standard Canadian English.” Journal of English Linguistics 36/2: 129-154.

Labov, William, Sharon Ash, and Charles Boberg. 2006. Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change. Berlin: Mouton/de Gruyter.

Boberg, Charles. 2005. "The North American Regional Vocabulary Survey: Renewing the study of lexical variation in North American English." American Speech 80/1: 22-60.

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