Boston English

Revolutionary War - SNL

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SNL skit about the differences in the ideologies of Philadelphians and New Englanders and it also shows the differences in their accents.

Posted by Zach Stanley on May 11, 2018

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Ideology;
Philadelphia English;
Boston English;
New England

Boston Accent Movie Trailer

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This is a fake movie trailer that appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers". It makes fun of the Boston accent and movie portrayals of the accent and Boston culture. It also makes fun of people's reactions to the accent including a British actor trying to do a Boston accent and fake newspaper reviews of the movie.

Posted by Janet Sebastian-Coleman on March 11, 2017

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Ideology;
Indexicality;
Boston English;
Accent;
Stigma

Boston Accent Trailer

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A joke trailer from comedian Seth Myers spoofing the many movies set in Boston that make use of marked Boston accents.

Posted by Kara Becker on February 2, 2016

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Boston English

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio accused of faking accent

The media criticized Boston-born Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, for faking a New York accent to gain "street cred" with his constituents. Interestingly, the feature focused on, nonrhoticity, is also a feature of Boston English. [Published on 02-04-2015]

Posted by Kara Becker on February 26, 2015

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New York City English;
Boston English;
r vocalization

Speech Accent Archive: Boston

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A speaker from Boston (English21) from the George Mason's Speech Accent archive. She is a 37 year old female.

Posted by Kara Becker on September 29, 2014

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Boston English

Boston Teens: Cumberland Farms

An SNL parody incorporating features of Boston English.

Posted by Amelia Wolf on September 24, 2014

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Boston English;
r vocalization

American Tongues: Tough Guy from Boston's North End

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An excerpt from the documentary American Tongues profiling speakers from the North End of Boston.

In Walsh, students of Bostonese have found their avatah

A 2013 article on Boston mayor-elect Marty Walsh, who has a pronounced Boston accent. The comments about Boston being "lazy" are unfortunate, as are the interviews with speech coaches.

Posted by Kara Becker on November 21, 2013

Tags:
Boston English;
Politics and Policy;
low back merger;
r vocalization

Val Systems: Pretentious /ae/ hole

The blog post provides a clip from the popular NPR show "Car Talk, with two native Bostonians as hosts. In the clip, one hosts relates being teased by his daughter for his trap-bath split, saying it sounds pretentious.

Posted on September 19, 2012

Tags:
Boston English;
trap-bath split;
Change;
Ideology

Good Will Hunting

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A clip of the bar scene from the movie Good Will Hunting. Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are both native Bostonians and utilize many features of Boston English.

Posted on September 18, 2012

Tags:
Boston English;
r vocalization

r-vocalization in Boston English

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Posted on August 27, 2012

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Boston English;
r vocalization