Pittsburgh English

Pittsburgh dad: giving directions

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This video comes from a channel dedicated to this character of "the Pittsburgh dad". This is what people usually think of when they think of a Pittsburgher in terms of accent and slang usage. Many Pittsburgh natives don't necessarily talk like this, though many do to varying degrees, so the accent indexes this persona more-so than it does the concept of localness. There are tons of other videos on the channel, but I think this one shows a lot of examples of the low back merger.

Posted by August Bicket on April 25, 2019

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Indexicality;
Pittsburgh English;
Accent

Dear Jagoffs, Pittsburgh officially has the ugliest accent in America

Pittsburgh is the official winner of Gawker's "America's Ugliest Accent" context. [Published on 10-20-2014]

Posted by Kara Becker on October 27, 2014

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Pittsburgh English;
Accent;
Stigma

Is the Pittsburgh accent ugly?

A radio interview with linguist Scott Kiesling about the Pittsburgh accent, which has made it to the semi-finals in Gawker's "ugliest accent" competition. The other three semi-finalists are Boston, Providence, and Scranton, PA. [Published on 10-14-2014]

Posted by Kara Becker on October 15, 2014

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Pittsburgh English;
Stigma

Where Yinz At

An in-depth look at dialect diversity in Pennsylvania, with a particular focus on the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia dialects and an overview of their features, with comments from Barbara Johnstone and William Labov. [Published on 04-29-2014]

America's Ugliest Accents

The Kroll Comedy Show spooks speakers from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in one sketch, and Gawker calls them "America's ugliest accents."

Posted by Kara Becker on March 9, 2014

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Philadelphia English;
Pittsburgh English;
Accent;
Stigma

www.Pittsburghese.com

The official website of "Pittsburghese." Citation: Johnstone. 2009. American Speech. Pittsburghese Shirts.

Greg and Donny have an accent

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Pittsburgh Pronunciation

The Pronunciation page from the University of Pittsburgh's "Pittsburgh Speech and Society" page, which has audio of seven native Pittsburghers reading a passage.

Posted on September 18, 2012

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Pittsburgh English

Barbara Johnstone on Pittsburghese

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A lecture by Barbara Johnstone for a popular audience on Pittsburghese, or English in Pittsburgh.