Kara Becker

Kara Becker appears in the following:

The Politics of Twisted Tongues and Loopy Lingo

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Whether it's Donald Trump's New York honk or Ted Cruz's Texas twang, politicians often play up or manipulate their accents for a national audience.

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New York Accents

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

We’ll take a look at accents unique to the New York metro area, and explore how they developed and why some of them may be changing or disappearing altogether with Kara Becker , assistant professor of linguistics at Reed College. Plus, we’ll take your calls.

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Please Explain: Regional Accents

Friday, October 16, 2009

You can tell a lot about someone from the way they speak. On today’s edition of Please Explain we’ll look at the different accents found around the United States and find out where they come from and why they persist. Joining us are Natalie Schilling-Estes, Associate Professor of ...

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You Talkin' To Me?!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Is there such a thing as a New York accent? What exactly are the differences in diction of those from Brooklyn as compared to those from the Bronx? And, as the city gets more diverse, are we losing our unique way of speaking...? Kara Becker, a doctoral candidate at the ...

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