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Do Kansas Citians Talk Funny?

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Is there such a thing as a Kansas City accent or dialect? Researchers at the University of Missouri are looking into it.

Whether you’re from here, or relocated from somewhere else, are there things you notice that only people from here seem to say?

On KCUR's news program KC Currents, we explore these questions and other research being conducted on regional accents.


  • Matt Gordon, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Missouri
  • Josh Katz, PhD student in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University