Studio 360: Sounding Black


Studio 360 recently re-ran a delightful 10-minute piece from earlier this year with actor/playwright Sarah Jones and linguist John McWhorter discussing the benefits and drawbacks of having a “blaccent”.  Jones’ amazing quick switches between different American accents is really fun. Here’s the audio:

~ by lolarusa on October 19, 2009.

2 Responses to “Studio 360: Sounding Black”

  1. She is gooood! My favorites were the little bit of island lilt and the Bronx accent. I am pretty fascinated by John McWhorter, too, I used to watch him and Glen Loury on, but I forgot about ’em. This is a great reminder to go back and see what they’re saying post-election.

  2. Yes, I heard that broadcast when it aired, it was terrific! Great discussion. Sarah Jones has a real gift.

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