u fronting

Kathy Bates' American Horror Story Accent, explained by a linguist

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]

Posted by Kara Becker on October 22, 2014

Baltimore English;
o fronting;
u fronting


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The popular YouTube video 'Shoes," which demonstrates a number of California Shifted features, including the fronting of back vowels