Regionality of American accents

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 11 15:51:50 UTC 2012

On Sep 11, 2012, at 10:57 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> This, from another list, made me laugh:
>> Shortly after I moved from California to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for
>> grad school, a woman said to me: "You have an unusual accent. Are
>> you from North Baton Rouge?"
> Joel
Maybe she was operating with a local version of that famous New Yorker cover map and California is just considered part of greater North Baton Rouge.


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