Fun Distraction: Accents

: Image advertising the Library’s FUN Distractions series post about accents in North America

Meet Erik Singer a dialect coach and his fellow Linguists in this video from Wired about the history behind accents of the English language in North America. What an interesting profession! (21 mins)

“Dialect coach Erik Singer takes us on a tour of different accents across English-speaking North America. Erik and a host of other linguists and language experts (Nicole Holliday, Megan Figueroa, Sunn m’Cheaux, and Kalina Newmark), take a look at some of the most interesting and distinct accents around the country.”
– Wired