Northern American English

What Makes a Dialect a Dialect: The Roots of Upper Peninsula English

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History and development of English in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a regional dialect also known as Yooper.

XKCD: National Language

An XKCD comic spoofing contemporary notions of a national language in the United States.

Posted by Kara Becker on August 27, 2013

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Standard Language Ideology;
Northern American English

Star Trek: Yoopers

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A YouTube video that spooks the "Yooper" accent (Upper Peninsula, Michigan)

Posted on November 20, 2012

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Northern American English

Fargo

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A scene from the movie Fargo, where actors use exagerrated Northern accents.

Posted on September 25, 2012

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Northern American English

Bobby's World, Dontcha Know

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A clip of the animanted character Martha Generic from Bobby's World, whose iconic phrase "Dontcha Know" is an exagerrated example of a conservative or even backed /o/ in the North.

Posted on September 25, 2012

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Northern American English