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The quest for the Montreal English accent


If you're an English-speaking Montrealer, your accent can reveal a lot about who you are and where you come from.

That's according to McGill sociolinguistic Charles Boberg. He's made a study of the distinctive ways English is spoken by people from the three largest groups in the Montreal Anglophone community: Italian, Jewish and British Montrealers.

Jeanette speaks to Charles Boberg. Along with Anne Douglas, a Montrealer of British extraction, and Italian-Montrealer Fabrizio Sciola, the creator of the St. Leonard Dictionary Website.

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