Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics

“It may seem surprising, but in this age where geographic mobility and instant communication have increased our exposure to people outside of our neighborhoods or towns, American regional dialects are pulling further apart from each other, rather than moving closer together. And renowned linguist William Labov thinks there’s a connection between political and linguistic segregation.”

via Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics | The Crux | Discover Magazine.

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