Bernie Sanders' accent, explained

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This video briefly explains some aspects of the New York accent, such as r-dropping and vowel raising. It also goes over how the New York accent is strongest in the working class, how movies have stigmatized the accent, and how young people are much less likely than older New Yorkers to have these features in their speech. I think this ties nicely into our discussion of the Labov and Mather because it discusses the general trend away from the New York accent that may be occurring.

Posted by Azure Sensabaugh on February 15, 2021

New York City English;
Socioeconomic Status;
r vocalization

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