Accent Expert Gives a Tour of U.S. Accents | WIRED

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Dialect coach Erik Singer takes us on a tour of different accents across English-speaking North America. Erik and a host of other linguists and language experts (Nicole Holliday, Megan Figuero, Sunn m’Cheaux, & Kalina Newmark), take a look at some of the most interesting and distinct accents around the country.

Host: Erik Singer

Director: Alice Roth

Producer: Alyssa Marino & Erik Singer

Production Manager: Morgan Winters

Editor: Brady Jackson and Justin Sloan

Post Production Manager: Nick Ascanio

Head of Programming for WIRED: Chris Conti

Linguists & Language Experts: Nicole Holliday, Megan Figuero, Sunn m’Cheaux, & Kalina Newmark

Dialect demonstrations: Amani Dorn

NYC accent demonstration courtesy of La Tasha Stephens

Latinx Light L demonstration courtesy of International Dialects of English Archive

DC accent demonstration courtesy of International Dialects of English Archive

North Carolina accent demonstrations courtesy of The Language & Life Project

Talkin’ Tar Heel, How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina

Special thanks to:

Reg Charging

Zachary Cooper

Justin McBride

Eliza Simpson

James N. Stanford

Pamela Vanderway

Nacole Walker

Dr. Walt Wolfram

International Dialects of English Archive

The Language & Life Project

Talkin’ Tar Heel, How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina

The American Dialect Society:

https://www.americandialect.org/

Dictionary of American Regional English and Field Recordings:

https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/AAmerLangs

Indigenous North American accents:

https://www.yesmagazine.org/democracy/2017/03/06/how-rez-accents-strengthen-native-identity/

https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/native-american-accents

https://indigenousaccents.info.yorku.ca/resources/

African American Language:

https://oraal.uoregon.edu/

New York Latino English:

http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~mnewman/Site/NYLE.html

Appalachian English

https://artsandsciences.sc.edu/appalachianenglish/

North Carolina accent and dialect variation:

https://talkintarheel.com/

Learning the tools and skills needed to be good at teaching or doing accents:

http://ktspeechwork.org

Language variation and education:

https://charityhudleymallinson.com/resources/secondaryenglish/

Language discrimination and racism:

https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/lsa-statement-race

Other sources for accents:

https://www.dialectsarchive.com/

https://www.pinterest.com/dialectcoaches/_created/

https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/sohp

https://storycorps.org/

http://accent.gmu.edu/

https://visualaccentdialectarchive.com//

00:00 – Intro

02:10 – Pilgrims

02:45 – Boston

2:58 – Rhode Island

3:25 – New York City

4:31 – African American English Varieties

7:17 – New York Latino English

8:26 – The On Line

9:27 – DC

10:24 – Pittsburgh

10:55 – Virginia

11:27 – North Carolina

12:00 – Appalachia

13:40 – The Outer Banks

15:19 – Lumbee English

16:02 – “General American”

16:45 – Gullah / Geechee Language & Accent

19:20 – Piney Woods Belt

21:21 – Outro

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