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Boston Accent

There are some variations in Boston accents, but they all share elements with the stereotypical "Southie" accent taught in this download. Bostonians seems unsatisfied with anyone's attempt at the accent - but here's your key to nailing it!

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Boston Accent Learning Materials

  • The Boston accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, using the text, and leading you through a monologue in the accent. This set also includes female examples of the accent from Carolyn Johnson. 
  • There are also many recordings of native speakers included - see the full list below - most of which Jim picked up during trips to Boston. You'll have a transcription of the conversations in a PDF format so that you can follow along with the speakers.
  • You'll get a PDF of the text teaching you the accent (plus a PDF for printing, a MOBI version for Kindle and EPUB for other portable readers). 
  • This accent is appropriate for productions of Spike Heels and other plays. You also hear it in films like The Town and The Friends of Eddie Coyle and from people like "Boston" Rob on Survivor.
  • Boston accents are similar to the accents of New York City and the Downeast New England accent, but if anyone is familiar with them, the difference is quite strong. There are examples from both the south and the north side of Boston included in this download, as well as some of the surrounding suburbs.

Audio files in Two Volumes (145.7 MB, 180 minutes)

Volume 1: Learning the Accent

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints (3:36)
  2. Consonant sound changes (10:05)
  3. Vowel sound changes  (13:00)
  4. changes in Diphthongs  (1:56)
  5. Alternate Pronunciations (2:04)
  6. Practice Sentences (2:05)
  7. BONUS Text Practice (21:15)
  8. BONUS Intonation Practice (7:34)
  9. BONUS Text Examples (1:26)

Volume 2: Recordings of Native Speakers

  1. Southie Male reading (1:45)
  2. + his conversation (9:27)
  3. North Boston Male reading (1:33)
  4. + his conversation (4:17)
  5. Dorchester Male reading (:51)
  6. + his conversation (profanity) (5:30)
  7. Charlestown Male reading (1:08)
  8. + his conversation (3:06)
  9. Methuen MA Female reading (:57)
  10. + her conversation (4:36)
  11. Chelmsford MA Male reading (:54)
  12. + his conversation (7:32)
  13. Waltham MA Female reading (1:09)
  14. + her conversation (2:58)
  15. North Cambridge Male reading (1:11)
  16. + his conversation (6:35)
  17. Cambridge Female reading (:57)
  18. + her conversation (5:37)
  19. Yarmouth MA Male reading (1:16)
  20. + his conversation (8:10)
  21. Dorchester Male reading (1:16)
  22. + his conversation (4:46)
  23. Somerville Male reading (1:00)
  24. + his conversation (5:43)
  25. + additional conversation (expletives) (7:51)
  26. Boston Female reading (:59)
  27. + her conversation (6:51)
  28. Haverhill MA Male reading (:46)
  29. + his conversation (2:22)
  30. West Roxbury Male reading (:48)
  31. + his conversation (7:13)
  32. Boston Male reading (1:19)
  33. + his conversation (offensive) (4:28)
  34. Cabbie Male conversation (2:13)

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.

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