Sociolinguist Lauren HALL-LEW talks about the reasons WHY the IDEA of the ‘san francisco ACCENT’ still persists
Why do people believe there is such a thing as a San Francisco accent in a city that is so linguistically diverse?
Listen to Lauren explain the reasons behind the myth in this episode of the Bay Curious podcast in the link below:
“The idea of a San Francisco accent is usually framed in terms of a specific social group that was predominant at the time, in terms of political power “Lauren Hall-Lew,
Reader in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh
About Lauren Hall-Lew
Lauren Hall-Lew is a Reader in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. She specialises in sociolinguistics and also how languages change over time and across different regions.