26 min

Evolution of Accents Twenty Thousand Hertz

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When you describe yourself to others you might mention your height, hairstyle, or maybe your build. But one of the most telling things about you is something you can’t even see, yet it defines you more than you realize. Your accent tells others where you’re from, who you identify with, and maybe even where you’re going. How did accents evolve and why are American accents so different from British accents? Featuring Hollywood Dialect Coach Erik Singer and Linguistics Professor Dr. Walt Wolfram. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound. 
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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/accents
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When you describe yourself to others you might mention your height, hairstyle, or maybe your build. But one of the most telling things about you is something you can’t even see, yet it defines you more than you realize. Your accent tells others where you’re from, who you identify with, and maybe even where you’re going. How did accents evolve and why are American accents so different from British accents? Featuring Hollywood Dialect Coach Erik Singer and Linguistics Professor Dr. Walt Wolfram. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound. 
Follow Dallas on Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn.
Watch our video shorts on YouTube, and join the discussion on Reddit and Facebook.
Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org 
Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/accents
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 min