Tag Archives: Southern Dialect

Resources: Reconstructing American Tongues

In 1988, the Center for New Media produced American Tongues.  Since then, this Peabody-Award-winning documentary, which highlights the range of language variation in the United States, has been a staple in American linguistic classes.  Even now, when the average 18 … Continue reading

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Language News: Sam Chwat, Dialect Coach To The Stars (And To Us) | WBUR & NPR

Sam Chwat, a dialect coach to actors like Robert De Niro, Isabella Rossellini, Danny Glover, and Julia Roberts, was interviewed by Terry Gross in 1994.  He passed away this week, and they are replaying his interview on NPR’s Fresh Air … Continue reading

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