Video Friday: NJ Dialects
A great video on the changing dialects of New Jersey, or at least great in terms of how journalists usually cover linguistic issues. As a native New Jerseyan, this one struck home for me. And bonus points for mention of the Woodstown rodeo. (People generally don’t associate rodeos with New Jersey, but the state has one.)
The article that is referenced is Coye, Dale F., “Dialect Boundaries in New Jersey,” American Speech, 84:4, Winter 2009, 414-52.
(Hat tip: Carlos Wilton)
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