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Seth Meyers “Boston Accent Trailer”

This segment from Late Night with Seth Meyers, “Boston Accent Trailer”, parodies Hollywood films set in Boston and their treatment of language. It comments humorously on stereotypical lexical items (bro, wicked), the variety of accents portrayed (“the upscale Kennedy-type”, “the … Continue reading

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Regional variation in pronunciation/ dialect map

This website demonstrates regional variation in pronunciation with examples of how people in different parts of the US pronounce the word “bought.” http://www.utexas.edu/courses/linguistics/resources/socioling/boughtmap/index.html Creole, Gullah* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPGx1icFdLQ (From 5:00 or so) *Audio and video are not synched accurately.

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Linguistic profiling, history of AAVE, Gullah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPGx1icFdLQ John Baugh discusses linguistic profiling (see also:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KCL97s1lJg). It also discusses the creolist theory of  the origins of African American English. Around 5:00, the video shows people speaking Gullah.

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Endangered Smith Island dialect

This video shows an example of the endangered Smith Island dialect of English  

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