joyuna (joyuna) wrote in linguaphiles,

Tangier's 'Elizabethan' accent

I was wondering if anyone could help me find videos or sound clips online displaying the accent of Tangier Island, Virginia. We watched a film today in my linguistics class about various regional accents of English in the US, and this one absolutely grabbed me. I would love to hear more of it - the speech in the video was totally incomprehensible to me, but so *interesting*!

I've done a little bit of googling, checked the Speech Accent Archive and IDEA, but all I could find was this short video which isn't a great example.

If anyone has any other various information about the accent too, articles, websites, what-have-you, that would be great.
Tags: accents, american english, english, english dialects, sociolinguistics, video clips

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