Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Texas English, accent bias, and our digital archive

The Subtitle podcast has published a carefully researched episode about Texas English. It contains an interview with TELL researchers Lars Hinrichs and Erica Brozovsky, covering not only language in Texas, but also TELL's digital historical language archive!

In particular, friends of TELL might want to listen to the section starting at the 6 minute mark. You will hear some neatly selected and edited samples from our historical, now-digital speech archive there!

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Click to hear the Subtitle episode on Texas!

Our colleague Erez Levon, sociolinguist at Queen Mary University in London, also features in this episode with some comments on his fascinating study of accent bias in job hiring.