Why We Don’t All Talk Like New Yorkers

Why We Don’t All Talk Like New Yorkers

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Mar 15, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 38:10 mins

New Yorkers may come off as rude, but not if you really understand their conversational style. Here's how to talk like a New Yorker, and to really hear what they're saying. Also, why the Midwestern accent has become standard for American English. Guest: J. Elyse Graham, Associate Professor of English at Stony Brook University, author of "You Talkin' To Me? The Unruly History of New York English" (under pen name E. J. White)