If these knishes could talk

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I'm in Ann Arbor for the 2013 LSA Institute, where I'm teaching a course on Corpus-Based Linguistic Research, and this evening the Institute organizers showed "If These Knishes Could Talk: A Film About the New York Accent". It was quite a lot of fun, and I certainly recommend it to all LL readers — though unfortunately it has not previously been shown outside of the NYC area, and the only way to buy a DVD is apparently to contact the filmmaker Heather Quinlan directly.

Quite a few clips are available on the film's website — some of my personal favorites are Ben Lee, Sam Caraballo, James McBride, and Amy Heckerling. And there are lots of clips from this dinner conversation

1 Comment

  1. Azimuth said,

    June 29, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    The Ben Lee clip is a hoot!

    I saw an early version of the film and enjoyed it to pieces.

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