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Dialect experts convene in Boston to track evolution of American English

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Logo of the American Dialect Society. American Dialect Society

From the drawls heard in Texas to the dropped R's of the northeast, dialects abound in America. Each year, the American Dialect Society holds a conference to study the latest information on the subject.

This year's meeting in Boston begins today. Allan Metcalf, executive secretary of the American Dialect Society joins the show. 

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