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Our very own faculty member, Dr. Christine Mallinson was interviewed for WAMU Radio's program on the dialect in Tangier Island. Here's a short description from their website:
Tangier Islanders Retain Unique Dialect
June 27, 2011 - Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay is only a 90-minute ferry ride from the mainland of Virginia and Maryland, but the dialect of English spoken there transports tourists to a place that feels much more remote.
To listen to the report and Dr. Mallinson's interview, visit: http://wamu.org/news/11/06/27/tangier_islanders_retain_unique_dialect.php