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Why Do American Accents Sound That Way?

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If we no longer have a British accent, us Americans here in America must have an American accent, right?

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When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?
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Sources:

Slate – Vowel Movement
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_good_word/2012/08/northern_cities_vowel_shift_how_americans_in_the_great_lakes_region_are_revolutionizing_english_.html

The Economist – What Americans Sound Like
http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2011/01/american_accents

PBS – Do you Speak American?
http://www.pbs.org/speak/about/guide/

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