Sali Tagliamonte studies the Ottawa Valley accent

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Myrtle Crawford and Sali Tagliamonte

Now the Toronto linguistics professor makes it official. The Ottawa Valley has a distinctive style of speaking which dates back to its founding fathers. She interviewed 91 year old Myrtle Crawford of Almonte and CBC picked up her story. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/06/01/ottawa-valley-accent-study-distinct-dialect.html

 Photo: © Laurie Fagan CBC/Radio-Canada