Is The Texas Twang Vanishing?
A recent study conducted by the University of Texas shows that the “Texas Twang” maybe on the way out.
The research was part of the University’s Texas English Project, and it suggests there could be a number of factors that could be watering down the state’s accent.
The study found that urbanization, technology and an increase of newcomers to Texas are all contributing to the possible loss of the slow drawl.
According to the Texas English Project’s website, the initiative began in 2008 and focuses on dialect differences in the state.
When completed, the Texas English Project “will provide both an interactive public showcase for video and audio documentaries about Texas English dialects and a professional digital archive for linguistic research.”
What do you think, is the “Texas Twang” fading? Let us know what you think in the comments below.