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LINGUIST List 24.1615

Tue Apr 09 2013

Media: Raleigh, NC, has Nearly Lost its Southern Accent

Editor for this issue: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Apr-2013
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: Raleigh, NC, has Nearly Lost its Southern Accent
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A longitudinal sociophonetics investigation called the Raleigh Study has confirmed that due to an influx of out-of-state workers the city has lost its Southern drawl, resulting in an opportunity for interesting sociolinguistic case study.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/08/2806388/raleigh-has-lost-its-drawl-yall.html#storylink=cpy



Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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