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Penn Linguistics Researchers Document Philadelphia's Shift to a Northern Accent

March 26, 2013

William Labov A new study by University of Pennsylvania linguists shows that the Philadelphia accent has changed in the last century. The traditional Southern inflections associated with Philadelphia native-born speakers are increasingly being displaced by Northern influences. Full Story

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