A New York Times linguistics road trip through the “Inland North Region” (upstate New York & Pittsburgh, in the story) with William Labov’s Atlas of North American English as a guide. In a useful twist for linguists, and an interesting application of technology, the Times has provided links to audio clips of some of the regional phrases being discussed.
March 17, 2006
Travel / Escapes: It's Not the Sights, It's the Sounds
By TIM SULTAN