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Longtime residents of D.C. know: There’s a distinct D.C. accent. But what characterizes this region’s sound and what does it say about the city’s residents? As part of WAMU’s “What’s With Washington” series, Kojo explores the region’s language –from its accent to its slang– and why it’s so unique.
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- Minnie Annan Doctoral candidate in Sociolinguistics, Georgetown University, and project coordinator of the Language And Communication In D.C. Metropolitan Area project
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