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The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

In this installment, we’re exploring the elusive but definitely real Pacific Northwest accent.
The United States Of Accents: High Tider

The United States Of Accents: High Tider

In this edition, we talk about High Tider, which is considered the last existing British accent in the United States.
The United States Of Accents: Hawaii English And Pidgin

The United States Of Accents: Hawaii English And Pidgin

In this installment, we talk about how English came to the 50th state and how Pidgin became central to the identity of Hawaii.
The United States Of Accents: New Orleans And Cajun English

The United States Of Accents: New Orleans And Cajun English

In this edition, we talk about the accents found in southern Louisiana and the immigrants who brought them there.
Does Everyone Laugh The Same Way?

Does Everyone Laugh The Same Way?

Laughter seems like an involuntary expression, but it’s actually shaped by many different forces.
The United States Of Accents: Dialects Of The East Coast Cities

The United States Of Accents: Dialects Of The East Coast Cities

In this installment of the United States of Accents, we cover a lot of ground by looking at the speech of Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The United States Of Accents: Midwestern American English

The United States Of Accents: Midwestern American English

In this edition of the United States of Accents, we look at the varied dialects of the Midwest, which definitely do not sound like ‘Fargo.’
You’re Doing It Wrong: 4 Common Pronunciation Mistakes That All Language Learners Make

You’re Doing It Wrong: 4 Common Pronunciation Mistakes That All Language Learners Make

Whether you’re learning English as a second language or struggling to nail your French accent, there’s a wrong way to approach pronunciation, and it might be tripping you up.
The United States Of Accents: California English

The United States Of Accents: California English

In this edition of the United States of Accents, we explore what a typical Californian sounds like and why it’s so very difficult to define a ‘typical Californian.’
How To Improve Your Accent In Another Language

How To Improve Your Accent In Another Language

Haven’t nailed down your German/Spanish/Klingon accent yet? Here are a few tips to help you improve!
The United States of Accents: Southern American English

The United States of Accents: Southern American English

What is the Southern accent? Where did it come from? Why are we calling it Southern American English? All this and more are answered in this installment of the United States of Accents.
How American English Grew Its Wings

How American English Grew Its Wings

When did American English become distinct from British English? A brief chronology.
The United States Of Accents: General American

The United States Of Accents: General American

People love pointing out each other’s accents, but what about Americans who don’t seem to have one?
What Is The Sexiest Accent In The World?

What Is The Sexiest Accent In The World?

Its popularity may not surprise you, but the reasons for it might.