The founder of the West Virginia Dialect Project hopes to debunk some of the myths about the way Appalachian people speak and instill pride in a rich, oft-maligned culture.
People who speak two or more variations on a language get the same cognitive benefits as multilingualists.
Shakespeare’s use of dialect is a key argument used by those who stand by the traditional author. But these so-called “Warwickshire dialect” words are nothing of the sort.
During the 20th century, English accents began to pick up traits from the capital. In the west of Scotland, though, something different has been going on.