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FIU Research Week: Miami English

FIU Research Week: Miami English

August 10, 2023 at 12:30pm

It's FIU Research Week on Academic Minute. From Monday, Aug. 7 — Friday, Aug. 11, FIU experts will be talking about their latest work and discoveries on the public radio show and podcast available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

There are hundreds of different dialects across different regions, cities and communities in the U.S. While some dialects are more noticeable than others, every place has a unique way of speaking English. But are new dialects emerging in the U.S.?

Sociolinguist Phillip Carter explains how he’s found evidence Miami has a unique dialect — what he’s coined “Miami English,” — a variety of English with subtle structural influence from Spanish.