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Texas talk is losing its twang

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/01/2013

Molly Hennessy-Fiske

AUSTIN, Texas — Don Graham, an English professor at the University of Texas at Austin, likes to tell the story of a student who once worked as a cowboy. "Wore hat and boots," Graham says. "He was the real deal."
At the end of the academic year, the student told Graham, "You were the only professor at UT I ever had who spoke English."
"What he meant," Graham says, "was I was the only one who spoke his language."
And by language, the student meant talking Texan — the distinctive twang and drawl that becomes almost an attitude, from the first "howdy" to the last "thank you, kindly." Conversation can be as extreme as the landscape in Texas, where locals will tell you it gets hotter than a stolen tamale and the wind blows like perfume through a prom.
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"Texas talk is losing its twang", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 26/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/texas-talk-is-losing-its-twang