Dialects in America
some types of particularity can maintain themselves these days, but I’m not sure what it shows: Despite the sameness of U.S. media, regional dialects refuse to blend
Posted by Jim Kalb at June 25, 2002 08:18 AM | Send
I think it means that local languages are developing. Without centralized control the differences would be more acute. But there is still a strong desire to define differences based on location and language is one way. Heck, a continent of this size should have more than three major languages.
On the studies’ website:
My town is right on the divide between two dialects; Midland and South Midland. I can confirm this; I hear, and sometimes use, both.