Edward McClelland, the author of How to Speak Midwestern, visited our library earlier this month.
If you missed his talk, you can still watch our interview with him. McClelland:
- takes us on a tour of some of the region’s most famous pronunciation tics
- explains what interdental fricatives and monophthongizations are
- discusses how the Northern Cities Vowel Shift has affected our accent
- and tells us how the construction of the Erie Canal changed how we speak.