Is there a Pacific Northwest accent? UW sociolinguist's interview appears on KUOW website

Submitted by Joyce Parvi on

KUOW's Deborah Wang recently interviewed UW sociolinguist Alicia Beckford Wassink about characteristic speech of Pacific Northwest inhabitants. The accompanying article entitled "Do Pacific Northwesterners Have an Accent?" also features Dr. Betsy Evans and Ph.D. candidate John Riebold.

Ms. Wang's article, as well as a recording of her interview with Professor Wassink, and be found on the KUOW website, here.

Photograph of Prof. Wassink by Deborah Wang