Accent Expert Gives a Tour of North American Accents - (Part 3) | WIRED

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For a third time, dialect coach Erik Singer takes us on a tour of different accents across English-speaking North America. Erik, along with a host of other linguists and language experts, takes a look at some of the most interesting and distinct accents around the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Host: Erik Singer
Director: Alice Roth
Producer: Alyssa Marino & Erik Singer
Director of Photography: Charlie Jordan
Production Manager: Morgan Winters
Editor: Justin Sloan
Post Production Manager: Nick Ascanio
Head of Programming for WIRED: Chris Conti
Linguists: Nicole Holliday, Megan Figueroa, Sunn m’Cheaux, & Kalina Newmark
Dialect demonstrations: Amani Dorn
Language Nest Revitalization Efforts in Hawaii footage courtesy of ʻŌiwiTV and ʻAha Pūnana Le
A huge special thanks to:
Pamela Vanderway
Eliza Simpson
James N. Stanford
Nacole Walker
Justin McBride
Zachary Cooper
Reg Charging
International Dialects of English Archive
The Language & Life Project
Talkin’ Tar Heel, How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina
Dr. Walt Wolfram
ʻŌiwiTV and ʻAha Pūnana Le
For more reading and resources check out:
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
Lots of 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//
Harvard Dialect Survey
http://dialect.redlog.net/
Podcast Resources:
Lingthusiasm podcast
The Black Language podcast
Because Language podcast
The Vocal Fries podcast

00:00 - Intro
00:16 - Southern California 
01:07 - Surfer Accent 
01:30 - Chicano English 
02:51 - Navajo English
03:23 - African American English in California 
03:55 - Pacific Northwest
04:13 - San Francisco cot-caught merger
04:30 - Vancouver, Canada 
04:44 - Matanuska-Susitna Valley
05:29 - Northwest Territories, Canada
06:16 - Toronto 
07:27 - Newfoundland
08:44 - Northeastern New England 
09:58 - Conclusion
10:57 - Resources

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