[Ads-l] emerging Antarctic accent?

dave@wilton.net dave at WILTON.NET
Tue Aug 29 12:01:39 UTC 2023

Back in my Army days, we used to joke that upon reaching the rank of colonel, the army issued you a Southern accent.
While not a statistical survey, it did seem that an unusually high percentage of senior officers had that accent. Perhaps because of the higher percentage of posts in the South; officers would tend to live in the South for the majority of their career.
-----Original Message-----
From: "Chris Waigl" <chris at LASCRIBE.NET>
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2023 7:05pm
Subject: Re: [ADS-L] emerging Antarctic accent?

This isn't surprising to me. I haven't been to Antarctica, but I have
co-workers who have been, both in scientific and logistical roles.

I think other examples could be found of in-group dialects or idiolects
that come more from a common lived experience over a considerable stretch
of time, disconnected from one's dialect of origin (and showing up in both
native speakers of English and second-language speakers, but the presence
of the latter is not necessary).


On Mon, Aug 28, 2023 at 4:50 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.)
> ---Amy West
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