Tacking the origins of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay accent
The Newfoundland accent is unmistakable. Everyone knows that distinct dialect, the Newfoundland Dictionary, and those expressions “come-from-aways” just don’t understand. But of course, Labrador is different. The influences on our speech are the same as they are on the island, and in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, one researcher is trying to figure out which influences are most powerful. Jenna Edwards is from Labrador, and she’s working on a linguistics thesis at Memorial University. She told Labrador Morning’s Bailey White about the project.
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