Adoption of a Southern accent

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 8 20:57:06 UTC 2012

In the episode of Royal Pains this week, a patient was diagnosed based
on the fact that she spoke with "a European accent" in some
circumstances. The character is supposed to be from Michigan, which
makes for the dramatic moment in the show when this is discovered.
Pretty weak tea (and worse medicine). Accent-aphasia?


On 6/8/2012 1:04 AM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> in act II of This American Life this week, an interviewee uses two accents, one his native Southern California accent, and the other, a Southern accent he has adopted for work. It includes metacommentary by the interviewee on why.
> Benjamin Barrett
> Seattle, WA

The American Dialect Society -

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