In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.
How do say “roof”? How do you pronounce “caught”?
The way you say certain words might have something to do with your ethnicity or where you live, according to Claire Bowern, associate professor of Linguistics at Yale University and co-creator of the North American Dialects Survey.
The project uses the Internet to collect samples of how people around North America say a list of short English words. Bowern hopes that the results will give a portrait of how English varies with geography, ethnicity and across time.
Bowern has updated results from the census online.
Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.