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What Californians Say About the California Accent

December 17, 2012 | 11:37 am

What Californians Say About the California Accent

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Jack Davis describes the California accent as warm and passionate. “It’s not hurried, it’s not hostile, it’s not caustic,” said Davis, a Los Angeles native who now lives in Santa Cruz. “It’s just people hanging out and chatting and having a good time.” But where Davis hears warmth, Ted Sebern of Burbank hears nothing. “Californians […]

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What Do You Think a California Accent Sounds Like?

December 6, 2012 | 8:55 am

What Do You Think a California Accent Sounds Like?

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You’ve probably heard an impression of a stereotypical California accent or dialect at least once on TV or in the movies.¬†The¬†surfer’s slow drawl, the Valley girl’s declarative sentence spoken like a question…. But c’mon, Californians don’t really have an accent or a dialect. Do they? A team of Stanford researchers is working to find out. […]

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