‘Pre-R Raising in Cleveland’ by Ben Trawick-Smith

Ben Trawick-Smith’s latest blog post is titled “Pre-R Raising in Cleveland”.

Ben says, “One of my favorite Food Network personalities is Michael Symon, a decorated chef fromCleveland. Celebrity chefs, refreshingly, tend not to alter their accent much (all those fancy French terms belie the industry’s working-class ethos). Symon is no exception, with a Cleveland accent strongly influenced by the Northern Cities Vowel Shift. Beyond this generalized description, though, I find a particular feature of his accent  intriguing, one you might notice within the first few seconds of this video:”

Pre-R Raising in Cleveland

Ben Trawick-Smith’s Blog


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