One of my favorite bands sings with prominent features of West Coast English. In this song especially, in order to poke fun at a certain kind of west-coaster, the singer's vowels are very fronted. There's also a notable drawn-out "r" sound in "smarter" and "more". The way he says "American imperialism" is especially hilarious.
Where's My Juul??Play video
Singer Lil' Mariko parodies the "SoCal girl" dialect of English in the song "Where's My Juul??", featuring a lot of u-fronting in the words "juul" and "cool." WARNING for loud volume, profanity, guns, and descriptions of violence in the lyrics.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (2/10) Movie CLIP - Spicoli Meets Mr. Hand (1982) HDPlay video
Examples of the third dialect in the 1982 movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
A linguist's response to the internet controversy over actress Kathy Bates' attempt to produce a Baltimore accent on the TV show American Horror Story. [Published on 10-22-2014]
Highlights from "Wildwood, NJ"Play video
Scenes from a 1994 documentary about Wildwood, NJ that exemplify features of Philadelphia/South Jersey English.
The CaliforniansPlay video
A Saturday Night Live skit parodying the California Vowel Shift.
The popular YouTube video 'Shoes," which demonstrates a number of California Shifted features, including the fronting of back vowels
Valley Girl: Frank and Moon ZappaPlay video
A performance of Frank Zappa's song "Valley Girl," from the 1980s, featuring his daughter Moon Unit Zappa performing as a valley girl, and utilizing many features of California English.