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Kara Becker, professor of linguistics, talks about the evolution of the New York accent. 

Kathy Bates's American Horror Story accent, explained by a linguist

We asked a linguist to explain Bates’s jagged Appalachian tootle.

Kathy Bates’ accent on American Horror Story has been baffling folks recently. To try and get to the bottom of it, Vox interviewed assistant professor of linguistics Kara Becker, whose specialty is American dialects. It’s a fascinating read!