Shakespearian English dialects in the Carolinas

My longtime friend and former Thailand elephant polo diva Diana Moxon recently made her debut as a radio reporter for BBC 4. Her story, which ran on the language-oriented program “Word of Mouth” last Friday, is an examination of a Shakespearian-style English dialect that is still spoken on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

An online audio version of the broadcast can be found here, and requires a RealPlayer plug-in. Diana’s report from North Carolina starts about eight minutes into the show.

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