Do You Speak American?

Posted By: 
Andrea Coffin
Posted On: 
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

This site offers the curious and curmudgeon alike something to enjoy. Presented by the Public Broadcasting Service, this page details American English regionalisms, the effects of technology on language, the social value of accents (or lack thereof), and much more. Be sure to check out the phenomenon that linguists refer to as the Northern Cities Shift to understand why we in the Midwest speak the way we do, and the reason for the R-less Southern dialects.