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Got An Accent?

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This week we explore the various accents of Eastern Massachusetts. Do you have an accent? Tell us about it and your experience outside of your hometown. Send us a comment or e-mail about what you hear on the streets of Boston and other towns.

Check out the International Dialect of English Archive's compilation of Massachusetts dialects.


  • John McCarthy, professor of linguistics at UMass Amherst
  • Rebekah Maggor, director of the program in speaking and learning at Harvard University, associate editor of the International Dialects of English Archive
  • Naomi Nagy, professor of linguistics at the University of New Hampshire

This program aired on February 15, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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