[Ads-l] emerging Antarctic accent?

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Tue Aug 29 03:13:05 UTC 2023

A question for me would be whether, when the scientists leave Antarctica, they retain the new accent or if it is a phenomenon specific to the place and circumstances.  They are, after all, adult speakers of some other dialect/language when they arrive.

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Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
Wayne State University
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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2023 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: emerging Antarctic accent?


On Mon, Aug 28, 2023 at 8:50 AM Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:

> On 8/28/23 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> > Date:    Sun, 27 Aug 2023 18:31:46 +0000
> > From:    James Landau<jjjrlandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
> > Subject: emerging Antarctic accent?
> >
> >
> https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/a-new-accent-from-antarctica-has-been-discovered-by-scientists/ar-AA1fII1b?cvid=52b79da7d1464426cbddb40488ab3c5d&ocid=winp2fptaskbarhover&ei=17
> >
> > <quote>Antarctica might be the only continent on Earth with no natural
> human habitation, but it’s emerged that an “Antarctica accent” is very much
> a thing.
> > Despite having no locals, thousands of scientists have made up an
> ever-changing population in research stations over the years.
> The ISS has a similar situation. I think I've heard mention of
> development of an ISS dialect on Lingthusiasm. Is there any literature
> on it? (I can't remember if I tracked down a Lingthusiasm episode on it
> or not.)

That came up on the very first episode of Lingthusiasm:


More on the "Runglish" of the Space Station here:



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