The Northern Cities Shift in Slate Magazine

This article in Slate Magazineslams the “speech experts” who claim that the internet and television are leading to the homogenization of the world’s languages and dialects. The case study – the Northern Cities accent in the USA. With quotes from Labov and another dialectologist Aaron Dinkin. The NCS is the most dramatic chain shift occurring in North American today (with the Southern shift and the Northern California shift on its tail).

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