Last week McLing posted about Charles Boberg’s research on regional Canadian accents featured in the Calgary Harald. The follow-up results of the Alberta Accent Challenge are now in, and in short, people are not very good at telling Ontarians apart from Albertans. To quote from the Herald:
“It seems we have to conclude that the Alberta-Ontario difference truly is very subtle,” says McGill linguist Dr. Charles Boberg, “lending strong support to the general claim of linguists that Canadian English is largely homogeneous over the several thousand miles from BC to Ontario.”