Dialect Topography

VARBRUL Codes


Age

Code Value
1 14-19
2 20-29
3 30-39
4 40-49
5 50-59
6 60-69
7 70-79
8 over 80

Sex

Code Value
f Female
m Male

Social Class

Code Value
1 Middle Class
2 Working Class

Education

Golden Horseshoe Projects Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick Montreal, Quebec City, Eastern Townships
CodeValueCodeValueCodeValue
e Grades 1-8 e Grades 1-8 e Grades 1-6
i Grades 9-11 i Grades 9-11 (-12, -13) s sec 1-5
o Grades 12-13
a Community College a Community College c CEGEP
u University u University u University

Regionality Index

Code Value
1 Indigenes
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 |
6 V
7 interlopers

Occupational Mobility Index

Code Value
2 stable middle class
3 occupationally mobile
4 stable working class

Language Use Index

Code Value
0 always uses English
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
t 10
e 11
v 12

Place

Golden Horseshoe Projects
Code Value
q NY2: elsewhere New York
p NY1: Niagara frontier (U.S.)
n S5: Niagara Falls, Fort Erie
s S4: St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake
w S3: Welland, Port Colborne
k S2: Peach Belt, Grimsby, Cayuga (L. Erie)
h S1: Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster
b E1: Burlington, Oakville
g E2: Mississauga, Etobicoke
t E3: Toronto, Richmond Hill
r E4: Scarborough, Pickering
v E5: Oshawa, Whitby

Montreal
CodeValue
m Montreal
l Laval
d Dorval
s St. Leonard
b Beaconsfield
t Two-Mountains
r Repentigny
e Ste. Eustache
i Isle Maligne
g Granby
h Huntingdon

Ottawa Valley
CodeValue
A Arnprior
B Barry's Bay
P Pembroke
R Renfrew
O Ottawa (city)
S Smith Falls
H Hawkesbury
Q Quebec (along Ottawa R.)

Quebec City
CodeValue
Q Quebec (City)
Y Sillery
F Ste-Foy
S Shannon
V Valcartier
L Loretteville

Eastern Townships
CodeValue
L Lennoxville
M Magog
S Sherbrooke
R Richmond
D Stanstead
W Cowansville
C Cookshire
T Thetford Mines
K Sherbrooke-Lennoxville
V Vermont1
E Vermont2
G Vermont3

New Brunswick
CodeValue
S Sackville
R Miramichi
M Moncton
J Saint John
F Fredericton
N North West NB
G Grand Manan
U Unspecified NB
D Dalhousie
V Vermont
A Maine
B Border
P St. Stephen
Z Calais
T Massachussetts
W New Hampshire