Dialects in America

At least 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.

Posted by: John on June 25, 2002 9:01 AM
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