Linguists ask: Why would one talk posh in Buckie?

Linguists ask: Why would one talk posh in Buckie?
SCOTS living in towns and villages have baffled linguistic experts for years by speaking to their family and friends in one accent, while using another "posh" voice in the workplace. SCOTS living in towns and villages have baffled linguistic experts …
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The Chicago accent and the Chicago 'blaccent'
When I talk to Dennis Preston and John Baugh, Professors of linguistics at Oklahoma State University and Washington University in St. Louis, they add a few additional items to the list. AAE speakers, Baugh says, are likely to merge the “i” and “e …
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Researchers track evolution of Philly's odd accent
In this Tuesday, April 23, 2013 photo, University of Pennsylvania linguistics professor Bill Labov takes part in demonstration highlighting his work, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Labov says the Southern-inflected sound of the Philadelphia …
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