Accent Expert Gives a Tour of North American Accents – (Part 3) | WIRED

For a third time, dialect coach Erik Singer takes us on a tour of different accents across English-speaking North America. Erik, along with a host of other linguists and language experts, takes a look at some of the most interesting and distinct accents around the United States, Mexico and Canada. 

Host: Erik Singer
Director: Alice Roth
Producer: Alyssa Marino & Erik Singer
Director of Photography: Charlie Jordan
Production Manager: Morgan Winters
Editor: Justin Sloan
Post Production Manager: Nick Ascanio
Head of Programming for WIRED: Chris Conti
Linguists: Nicole Holliday, Megan Figueroa, Sunn m’Cheaux, & Kalina Newmark 
Dialect demonstrations: Amani Dorn
Language Nest Revitalization Efforts in Hawaii footage courtesy of ʻŌiwiTV and ʻAha Pūnana Le
A huge special thanks to:
Pamela Vanderway
Eliza Simpson
James N. Stanford
Nacole Walker
Justin McBride
Zachary Cooper
Reg Charging
International Dialects of English Archive
The Language & Life Project
Talkin’ Tar Heel, How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina
Dr. Walt Wolfram
ʻŌiwiTV and ʻAha Pūnana Le
For more reading and resources check out:
The American Dialect Society:
About the American Dialect Society
Dictionary of American Regional English and Field Recordings: Indigenous North American accents:
How “Rez Accents” Strengthen Native Identity
African American Language: New York Latino English: Appalachian English North Carolina accent and dialect variation: Learning the tools and skills needed to be good at teaching or doing accents:
Language variation and education: Resources for Secondary English Educators Language discrimination and racism: Lots of accents:
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Harvard Dialect Survey Podcast Resources: Lingthusiasm podcast The Black Language podcast Because Language podcast The Vocal Fries podcast 00:00 - Intro 00:16 - Southern California  01:07 - Surfer Accent  01:30 - Chicano English  02:51 - Navajo English 03:23 - African American English in California  03:55 - Pacific Northwest 04:13 - San Francisco cot-caught merger 04:30 - Vancouver, Canada  04:44 - Matanuska-Susitna Valley 05:29 - Northwest Territories, Canada 06:16 - Toronto  07:27 - Newfoundland 08:44 - Northeastern New England  09:58 - Conclusion 10:57 - Resources Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Listen to the Get WIRED podcast ►► Subscribe to WIRED Magazine ►► Get more incredible stories on science and tech with our daily newsletter: Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Tradecraft. ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Accent Expert Gives a Tour of North American Accents - (Part 3) | WIRED