The Way(s) Americans Talk

February 14, 2016 With Robert Macneil

Robert Macneil, broadcast journalist of Canadian origin, has an abiding interest in the varying accents and vocabularies of english speakers. His book “Do You Speak

American?” focusses on American regional accents and in this program from 2005 we

listen to many of them and analyze how they were formed. The range is all the way from Brooklyn to California “valley girl.” And how do you pronounce “merry Mary married?”