Sunday, April 19, 2015

Back into the Blogging game! Southern Accents

Well, it's been awhile since I posted. Mainly due to the fact that I'm writing my dissertation (should be done by the fall!). In any case, I wanted to get back into my blogging, and I will try to write more frequently. The posts will most likely be shorter until I finish my dissertation, but that may not be a bad thing!

I was recently interviewed for a faculty/staff newspaper here at USC. The reporter wanted to talk about the Netflix series 'House of Cards' and Kevin Spacey's Southern accent (see here for a pic of the article). This was inspired by the recent Vox article on the same topic. The reporter had seen that piece, and she knew that linguists at USC looked at Southern English. We had a lively time, and I think the article turned out well.

Give it a gander! I'll try to locate an online copy, and I'll update this post.

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